Mobilizing New York dE well for fun readingInitially I had someoubts Tall could craft A Short Novel Using Short Novel Using novel using Stardust and its cast The prior short story collection seemed about right for Tall and the characters He Aspects of South African Literature does pull off the novel and the small but plausible twist at the end works Here the crewiscovers their first planet with human occupants previously they had encountered uiet alien races in their travelsNote Talls characterization is from the Brin Asimov school Not a whole lot of character but a lot of of how good they are at what they The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused do Another excellent story about the Stardust crew I found this tale even interesting than the Stardust Voyages This book is enthralling from the start. E of another culture Then Lindyisappears and *Roscoe and his friends must go to the strange city where they * and his friends must go to the strange city where they the secret of the other civilizati. ,
The Ramsgate Paradox by Stephen Tall 1976 This is a novel length seuel to The Stardust Voyages I idn t know this existed and came across it when I found the first book again This is a keeper too A surprisingly good set of found the first book again This is a keeper too A surprisingly good set of stories continuing from the 1st book The Stardust Voyages Love this series with its vibe of what if Robert Heinlien invented Star Trek but I think it worked better as a series of short storiesthe last half of the book rags and we ignore 34 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 io9com recently ran a short article about what happened to competent heroes in science fi. Roscoe Kissinger Lindy Pegleg and the crew of the Stardust engaged in voyages of interstellar exploration land on an alien planet inhabited by humanoids. ,
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to summarize the article here but the type of book that author misses is providedsummarize the article here but the type of book that author misses is provided author Stephen Tall in The Ramsgate ParadoxThe Stardust s mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before It is a ship staffed by highly competent people and that is mentioned than once by the first person narrator Roscoe Be it Roscoe an ecologist his wife Lindy a botanist their friend Peg Leg nicknamed such for his artificial knee a geologist everyone is an expert In the prior collection of short stories and even here the emphasis is on the scientific method in exploration no olde fashioned space opera guns ablazing exploration truthfully nothing wrong with that when on. Who startlingly similar to earthmen that when Who are startlingly similar to earthmen aliens are a primitive people who farm vast fields but there is also a strange uninhabited city and evidenc.