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Sci-Fi Private Eye: Amazing Tales of Cosmic Crime

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This anthology contains: War Game by Philip K. Dick; ARM by Larry Niven; A Scarletin Study by Philip Jose Farmer; The Winner by Donald Westlake; Time Exposures by Wilson Tucker; The Detweiler Boy by Tom Reamy; Getting Across by Robert Silverberg; The Martian Crown Jewels by Poul Anderson; and The Singing Bell by Isaac Asimov.
Published March 1st 1997 by Roc (first published January 1st 1993)
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Getting Across (1973) by Robert Silverberg 3/5
War Game (1959) by Philip K. Dick 4/5
The Martian Crown Jewels (1958) by Poul Anderson 3/5
Mouthpiece (1974) by Edward Wellen 3/5
Adventure of the Metal Murderer (1980) by Fred Saberhagen 4/5

Jan 14, 2010 Sbuchler rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sbuchler by: John
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

This is a collection of short-stories, all written between 1950 and 1970. For me the oddest and most interesting thing about the stories is the world-view. I haven't read a whole lot of classic sci-fi, and the gender stereotypes were extremely blatant and hard to swallow. In all the stories the only competent/smart woman among 'em had been born a man. In fact, in the stories it was almost entirely a male world. Very strange. However, despite that the stories were m
I rather enjoyed this anthology of crime-related SF stories. I was curious to see just how 'science fictional' these stories would be - i.e. would they just be traditional stories transplanted into space or would the crimes and/or their solutions genuinely require science fiction. Happily, for more than half the stories this is the case. Of the ones for which it isn't, I'll happily forgive The Scarletin Study because its protagonist is a talking dog while The Martian Crown Jewels is a classic lo ...more
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Short stories are not my favorite form. A few of these are memorable but some seem dated.
I found most of these short stories to be entertaining, especially Philip Jose Farmer's "A Scarletin Study", with its speaking canine detective, Ralph von Wau Wau. The most challenging mystery was Larry Niven's ARM. In all, a nice diversion. Nothing like a good who-dunnit from the future.
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