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Bob Shaw
Birth date: December 31, 1931
Died: February 12, 1996
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Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 4 years ago
The prose, for one, wasn't the most spectacular thing on Earth. It was far better than average or serviceable, but only had a couple sentences that were truly striking, or had a poetic quality. In retrospect, I see why the space travel bit was important, but I didn't care for it as much as I car...
Farnaz rated it 5 years ago
The only son of Elizabeth the richest lady and psychopath of the Two Worlds, Earth and Terranova accidentally killed himself. She accuses Captain Garamond in the accident. The persons whom she accused or even disliked in anything, are known, if putting it mildly, to be absent all their life-time. ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
I picked up this little gem in a used bookstore. Campbell picks the stories that scared him as a child and teenager and throws in a few more modern frights. Every story is great. Campbell really put some heart and real thought into this, tracing down the stories that had really made an impression on...
thomcat rated it 6 years ago
This collection of short stories has a pretty stellar cast, and unfortunately more misses than hits. I enjoyed the contributions of Norman Spinrad, James Blish, John Brunner, Piers Anthony and Harry Harrison. The rest ranged from unremarkable to nearly impenetrable - would the recreational drugs of ...
REALJimBob rated it 7 years ago
Having read and enjoyed the first volume of Mike Ashley' Starting Course follows with the excellent story of Eddie the android, first of the factory line he's embedded into an ordinary family in order to finesse his social skills before he is sent off-world as part of the workforce of humanity's exp...
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