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A good story, but I thought the ways they overcame their difficulties stretched science and belief. I wouldn't have published it, but now that it's here you might as well look.

Reviewed on 2007.06.19

Space Prison

by Tom Godwin

Title should have been different. Ending was a little too contrived and convenient. An excellent survival epic which is a must-read. Once I'd started I didn't even go to the toilet until I'd finished it.

Reviewed on 2007.06.19

Return to Pleasure Island

by Cory Doctorow

The asinine "plot" lifted straight from Pinnochio is totally lacking any conclusion whatsoever. The juvenile ramblings of Mr. Doctorow are apparently the new "edge" in Sci-Fi! This author's second total waste of my time will be the last. Is it just me? If purveyors of such rubbish were fined or something maybe it wouldn't happen so often.

Reviewed on 2007.06.18

Man of Many Minds

by E. Everett Evans

This is good stereotypical 50's adventure for adolescents, naive and wholesome. These efforts are no doubt partially responsible for putting man on the moon a decade and a half later. The plot of animal control was a tad hard to swallow, but I'm old and grumpy now. May these things stay in print forever.

Reviewed on 2007.06.18

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