Sunday, July 6, 2014

Roger Zelazny Eye of Cat (1982) Book Review

Roger Zelazny
Eye of Cat

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Waxwork a short story by A.M. Burrage

A. M. Burrage
From The Penguin Book of Horror Stories
The Waxwork
(1931 correct me if I am wrong)

A journalist spends the night in the murderers section of a wax museum with disastrous effects.

Surface Tension a novella by James Blish

James Blish

From The Best of James Blish

Surface Tension


Synopsis: A science crew whose job it is to seed planets with colonies of humans crash lands on a mostly water planet, and even though they will die there, they seed the planet with microscopic water breathing humans so small that a grain of sand is like a manhole cover. The story is about their survival, their conquering of their environment and even going out into what they think is “space.

Sail 25 short story by Jack Vance

Jack Vance

From The Best of Jack Vance

Sail 25


Synopsis: A hardened drill sargeant type takes up his last cadet training crew on solar sail type of spaceship. The young crew must build computers from piles of parts, and once in space they must troubleshoot several mechanical and computer problems.