Here’s one with a lot of promise: a tale of a tropical island, of monstrous sea creatures and Cold War paranoia and an apocalyptic holocaust. That sounds like an amazing book. Sadly, Sea Siege isn’t that book.
Continuing my Silverberg binge, Planet Stories’ newest omnibus, The Planet Killers. Three halves of three Ace Doubles, space operas with espionage and intrigue akimbo. As a fan of mystery/crime novels, I consider this a good thing.
Another vintage Robert Silverberg yarn, an extended version of a tale I’ve already read. Two warring alien species planting sleeper agents on Earth, crosses and double-crosses, a telepathic unborn fetus… what’s not to like?
Modern-day double by Hard Case of Robert Bloch capers: a one-eyed detective solves a drug-related death, and a would-be celebrity gets in and out of a blackmail ring.