Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Planet Stories 46 - Jerome Bixby

This a double Poul Anderson, one written under a Craig pseudonym because of this fact, presumably. Two in a row they figured might have been pushing it. :)

The Flandry story is easily the best, but the Lang has a nasty twist, another of the occasional ont really a Planet Stories story pieces, it appears.

Some entertaining Dianetics wrangling in the letters pages, too.

Planet Stories 1951 01 : Witch of the Demon Seas - Poul Anderson
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Tiger by the Tail - Poul Anderson
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Task of Luna - Alfred Coppel
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Poison Planet - William Oberfield
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Guest Expert - Allen K. Lang
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Safety Margin - J. T. McIntosh
Planet Stories 1951 01 : Martian Nightmare - Bryce Walton

Anti-geas pirate overthrow, babe.

3 out of 5

Flandry gets involved with some of the ruling class of an alliance opposed to his, and uses their tribal society system against them via some political destabilisation, and a spot of duelling.

4 out of 5

Rocket Russian Redly.

2.5 out of 5

Prefer to fight prehistoric monsters and wild elephants, thanks.

3 out of 5

Get rid of that half population solution.

3.5 out of 5

Drive fairy story blowup attack.

2.5 out of 5

Seer reconditioning.

2.5 out of 5

2 out of 5

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