Father Ruiz-Sanchez, biologist and Jesuit priest, struggles with a moral and ethical dilemma: a planet whose inhabitants are innately peaceful, moral, and without God.
By the time he was named the third Science Fiction Grand Master in 1977, Clifford D. Simak had already been …
“The Face Of Mars” science fact article; fiction by Isaac Asimov, Charles Fontenay, Lloyd Biggle, Daniel Galouye, Walter Tevis, Leo Kelley, and others.
Collecting a dozen of the earliest stories by Philip K. Dick, including “Beyond Lies The Wub,” “Second Variety,” “The Defenders,” “The Variable Man,” 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.
Girl born with severe physical deformities is encased in titanium and linked up to become the “brain” of a starship. Collects various stories of her many adventures.
I really dig Ed Emsh’s style; at his best, his book and magazine covers are vibrant and dynamic. I’ll let these high(er)-res covers speak for themselves: an assortment from books (mostly Ace and Pyramid paperbacks), pulps, and digest magazines, from the early 1950s to late-1960s. I put them in rough chronological order.
Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld series, at least the first books. I had fond memories of the first book when I read it years ago, and when I was gifted the next ones, I wondered how it held up. Here’s the answer.
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.