The Hub: Dangerous Territory (The Hub)
The highlights are the two Nile Etland stories: Trouble Tide (a novella) and The Demon Breed (a novel). Both are tremendously entertaining. Schmitz had a rare knack for ...more
The demon breed stresses the reader's belief capacity a little too far. When the planet Nandy-Cline is in ...more
This is the fourth and last of the Hub series being reprinted by Baen Books. James Schmitz was a science fiction writer of the 1950s-1970s known for his skill at characterization, interesting ideas, and a delightful style. In this volume, we encounter intelligent otters (The Demon Breed), horrible monsters (The Winds of Time), and an award-winning short story whose main character is an ecology (Balanced Ecology). Although this volume will be popular with long-time science fiction fans, everyone...more
I must have read about the wrong machmen because they didn't kill by numbers.
In any case, this was some decent science fiction short stories but nothing that would blow your mind.