Mankind uses abandoned alien spacecraft to explore the unknown, which often leads to disastrous consequences—or, in a few cases, to wealth beyond measure.
We are now living at the end of an era. Frederik Pohl, the last major SF writer from the Golden …
Frederik Pohl’s “The Man Who Ate the World,” serial installment of Alfred Bester’s “The Stars My Destination,” stories by Robert Silverberg, E.C. Tubb, and Lester del Rey.
Poul Anderson’s “Outpost of Empire,” Robert Silverberg’s “King of the Golden World,” Larry Niven’s “Handicap,” plus Fritz Leiber, John Brunner, Harry Harrison, and more.
“Gleaners” by Clifford Simak, “The Upside-Down Captain” by Jim Harmon, “Gravy Train” by Daniel F. Galouye, stories by Ron Goulart, Ray Russell, and Raymond E. Banks.
Three loosely related novels of adventure set in a universe which could never be: it uses Hoyle’s obsolescent steady-state physics as a backdrop.
A heavily philosophical utopian SF novel with a distinct underlying theme: if someone/something is gullible or naive, it’s one of the only likable characters in the book. A fatalistic experiment that is largely hit-or-miss, though one riddled with complexity and creativity.