Thursday, March 19, 2009

Men Hunting Things - David Drake

A very amusing title for this anthology. Now, while it is also titled Starhunters Vol 1, that does not mean it is a shared world or anything like that. Rather, it is a standard, themed reprint anthology.

It also isn't one of those dodgy books with an average story by the editor. Here, Drake's tale and de Camp reworking can quite happily stand with the Kuttner and Simak, here.

Men Hunting Things : Death of a Hunter - Michael Shaara
Men Hunting Things : Priceless Possession - Arthur Porges
Men Hunting Things : Good Night Mr. James - Clifford D. Simak
Men Hunting Things : Gentlemen- the Queen! - Wilson Tucker
Men Hunting Things : The Mechanical Mice - Eric Frank Russell
Men Hunting Things : The Day the Monsters Broke Loose - Robert Silverberg
Men Hunting Things : The Hunting on the Doonagh Bog - Alister McAllister
Men Hunting Things : The Mermaid Hunter - Casey J. Prescott
Men Hunting Things : The Beetle Experiment - Russell Hays
Men Hunting Things : Home Is the Hunter - Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
Men Hunting Things : Calibration Run - David Drake


Sentient payback.

3.5 out of 5


Just a space jellyfish.

3 out of 5


Duplication hunt duplicity time limit.

4 out of 5


No romance, thanks.

3 out of 5


Burman Bullfrog Battery bloke says Bash it to Hell.

2.5 out of 5


Cheap scotch by myself is more fun than being eaten in a crowd.

4 out of 5


Sucking Pool slime creature.

2 out of 5


Low tech searchicide.

3 out of 5


Big one escaped, won't tell anyone.

3.5 out of 5


Headcount preservation.

4 out of 5


A Gun For Hominid.

4 out of 5




3 out of 5

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