Thursday, April 30, 2009

Planet Stories 36 - Paul L. Payne

Certainly one of the better issues, with Bradbury, Chandler, Blish and Tenn. The lesser writers in this issue are some of the better variety too, in McDowell, Fennel and Wells - searching out the latter three and their stories you well get some of the better quality madcap mayhem in the Planet Stories vein.

The Tenn story is a really good time travel story, different to most of the rest of that sort of thing, as of course are Bradbury's schmaltz-ridden bits and pieces.

Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Citadel of the Green Death - Emmett McDowell
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : When Kohonnes Screamed - Gardner F. Fox
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Mars Is Heaven! - shortstory by Ray Bradbury
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Preview of Peril - A. Bertram Chandler
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Against the Stone Beasts - James Blish
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Brooklyn Project - William Tenn
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Synthetic Hero - Erik Fennel
Planet Stories 1948 Fall : Valkyrie from the Void - Basil Wells

Mutants, rebellion, carnivours walking plans, and she made me a slave!

3.5 out of 5

So good at everything, you could use some torturing, Grim.

2 out of 5

Family illusion.

3.5 out of 5

Mannschen Drive test, one way.

3.5 out of 5

Nothing left on Earth but phantom space beasts and the odd flying rodent person.

2.5 out of 5

Past alterations pseudopocryphal.

4 out of 5

No longer the rich bastard tycoon, no matter who I tell.

3 out of 5

Must chop up Nitka Porn, princess!

3 out of 5

3 out of 5

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