_Podkayne of Mars_ is initially an entertaining, if a bit quaint, story that leaves the reader of today ultimately a bit unsatisfied with the outcome. Continue reading ‘Podkayne of Mars’ – Ultimately a Bit Unsatisfying.
In 1985 the world was changing. The Cold War was losing steam, the USSR was becoming more open, and aliens were about to invade Earth. Continue reading Footfall – A Relevant Cold War Invasion
Despite the flaws that have become apparent in the intervening years, at its core ‘Space Cadet’ offers a good space adventure for new readers. Continue reading ‘Space Cadet’ by Robert A. Heinlein – My First Real Science Fiction Novel
All the John Grimes stories I have read so far are written with a joyful enthusiasm. Continue reading “The Road to the Rim” by A. Bertram Chandler: Adventure in High Space
Sword & Sorcery is lean and direct, getting to the point with a dagger thrust. Continue reading Sword & Sorcery – A Genre for the Modern Reader