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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 months ago
“Consider: a single light-year is an inconceivable abyss. Denumerable but inconceivable. At an ordinary speed – say, a reasonable pace for a car in megalopolitan traffic, two kilometers per minute – you would consume almost nine million years in crossing it. And in Sol’s neighborhood, the stars aver...
markk
markk rated it 9 months ago
For over a century time travel has remained one of the most enduring categories of science fiction. Authors such as Mark Twain and H. G. Wells established many of the ideas that were subsequently encapsulated in numerous stories that have entertained millions of readers. This anthology bring togethe...
Traditional Fantasy
Traditional Fantasy rated it 1 year ago
Like many older science fiction stories, this one feels dated, but I allow for that. It sort of dragged in the first few chapters but by chapter four, the time travel aspect became a little more interesting. It was in some ways over explained and became like 'telling', but the idea itself worked wel...
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it 3 years ago
I’m a fan of history. Any history really. I love it all. But tales of the Vikings have always been one of my favorites, especially when they are filled with examples of their legendary prowess as warriors. Well, in The Golden Horn, Poul Anderson gives me just that and more, as he takes a close look ...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 3 years ago
Some think fun adventures and depth don’t go together. That’s a silly thing to think. Nothing in the adventure structure prevents it from showing us new ideas and make us look at the world in a different way. Adventures are, after all, tend to be an intense series of events that highly influence the...
Alissa
Alissa rated it 4 years ago
A thought-provoking “celebration” of the Englishman laced with tongue-in-cheek glamour and sprinkled with a deftly handled satire on contemporary superpowers and societies.The book is short and there's a great deal of action and witty humor, it gets a bit more philosophical towards the end but I fin...
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it 4 years ago
The Broken Sword is a modern Norse myth that both dazzles and disappoints with its tale of unwitting mortals caught in the web of gods. When just a newborn, our hero Skafloc is snatched from his mother’s breast due to the machinations of a disgruntled witch, who hates the babe’s father. This crone...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 4 years ago
Poul Anderson is an underrated and highly flexible science fiction and fantasy writer. This is now my third book by him. All of them are good and innovative. This book is with The Forever War the best treatment of relativity that I have seen in Science Fiction.It concerns a colony ship accelerati...
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it 4 years ago
I received a copy of this from NetGalley for an honest review. I'll keep this brief... I enjoy Anderson's work but this one that I had never read (originally published in 1954) and not one that I particularly enjoyed. Well written and all, but I was bored while reading and I hate that :(
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 4 years ago
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.tumblr.com by express permis...
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