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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.
06/19/2007
Got me in at the start but ruined it with the same old standard ending. If nobody can read, how did they know to call their God Thor exactly?? Extra star for descriptive prose. Waste of time I'm afraid.
06/18/2007
Very short story but total waste of time. Ill-conceived plot, stupid "talks too much" punchline and a piano that is dischordant for reasons we are never even told! Forget it.
06/18/2007
A most enjoyable effort from a giant of the genre. The lovable character "Mother" comes alive particularly. This well written story illustrates why Mr. del Rey is famous and I am not. A very good read.
06/18/2007
Above average (especially for 1955). The only bone I have to pick with it is; why did they give Musa his memory back? Recommended reading.
06/18/2007
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Good portrayal of a lustful, lazy 17 year old spoilt male brat. I would have ended it differently as you might see. Worth a look.
06/18/2007
Because I grant "concession" to early sci-fi writers I expect a lot more from modern ones. The storyline is vague with an Aesop/Luddite type thread within it. Nothing special but I won't tell you not to read it.
06/18/2007
Mostly I agree with R. Stephan (previous review), however I think the final explanation is scientifically sound and quite original. Worth reading.
06/18/2007
Interesting concept for 1900. The ending started to get vague with the final few lines going over my head entirely. Was he from the moon or had he engraved his image on the moon or what? Worth reading.
06/18/2007
Little gems like this make all the sifting worthwhile. What more can I say?
06/18/2007