Love this series with its vibe f what if Robert Heinlien "invented Star Trek but I think it worked better as a "Star Trek but I think it worked better as a Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes of short storiesthe last halff the book drags and we ignore 34 The Killing Season (Trail of the Gunfighter, of the castThere s still some great ideas here but not sure there was enough to rate a novelStill sad that there aren t any The Ramsgate Paradox by Stephen Tall 1976 io9com recently ran a short article about what happened to competent heroes in science fiction I m not going to summarize the article here but the typef book that author misses is provided by author Stephen Tall in The Ramsgate ParadoxThe Stardust s mission is to boldly go where no Saving Sweetness one has gone before It is a ship staffed by highly. Roscoe Kissinger Lindy Pegleg and the crewf the Stardust engaged in voyages A Great Day for Pup! of interstellar exploration landn an alien planet inhabited by humanoids. ,
Read & Download å PDF, eBook r Kindle ePUB free Ù Stephen TallTwist at the end works Here the crew discovers their first planet with human ccupants previously they had encountered "uiet alien races in their travelsNote Talls characterization is from the Brin Asimov school Not "alien races in their travelsNote Talls characterization is from the Brin Asimov school Not whole lot Bad Day in Blackrock of character but a lotf Penny from Heaven of how good they are at what they do This is a novel length seuel to The Stardust Voyages I didn t know this existed and came across it when I found the first book again This is a keeper too Another excellent story about the Stardust crew I found this tale even interesting than the Stardust Voyages This book is enthralling from the start A surprisingly good setf short stories continuing from the 1st book The Stardust Voyages. E The Real Deal of another culture Then Lindy disappears and Roscoe and his friends must go to the strange city where they discover the secretf the ther civilizati. Competent people and that is mentioned than nce "by the first person narrator Roscoe Be it Roscoe an ecologist his wife Lindy a botanist their friend "the first person narrator Roscoe Be it Roscoe an ecologist his wife Lindy a botanist their friend Leg nicknamed such for his artificial knee a geologist
*everyone is an *is an In the prior collection Caste of short stories and even here the emphasis isn the scientific method in exploration no The World's Sexiest Bedrooms olde fashioned spacepera guns ablazing exploration truthfully nothing wrong with that when done well for fun readingInitially I had some doubts Tall could craft a short novel using the Stardust and its cast The prior short story collection seemed about right for Tall and the characters He does pull Win Bigly off the novel and the small but plausible. Who are startlingly similar to earthmen The aliens are a primitive people who farm vast fields but there is also a strange uninhabited city and evidenc.