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Sentinels from Space

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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When the mutants of the Mars and Venus colonies sought independence, the World Council tried to protect Earth's interests. But even bigger things were at stake: Full-scale war would attract the attentions of the deadly Denebian aliens, who were slowly advancing towards Earth.

Only David Raven - and a few others like him - knew about the Denebians. But Raven ha
Mass Market Paperback, 244 pages
Published by Ace Books (first published 1953)
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Feb 22, 2009 Manny rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
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Keith Blakemore-Noble
Jul 23, 2016 Keith Blakemore-Noble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Keith by: Dad
Shelves: scifi
An interesting book, almost like two stories weaved into one in a way.
There is the central story, well told, around defeating a sabotage effort. When that was completed and there was still around a quarter of the book still to go, I wondered where Eric was going to take us - on an interesting journey, as it turns out.
We get a conclusion which caused me to have to stop and think about the book, consider the story and mull over what went on - which is a sign of a good story indeed.

I suspect were t
Oct 20, 2012 Klytia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gli X-Men prima degli X-Men.
Suggestivo romanzo sui poteri derivati da mutazioni genetiche causate dalle radiazioni a cui sono sottoposti i viaggiatori che si spostano tra la Terra e le colonie di Venere e Marte a cui si aggiungono umani privi di poteri che odiano i mutanti e vorrebbero scatenare una guerra e misteriosi esseri dai poteri straordinari.
La narrazione di Russel è un po' figlia del suo tempo, molto infodump soprattutto all'inizio e, qua e là, affermazioni sulla debolezza emotiva dell
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Elton Lloyd
May 24, 2015 Elton Lloyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
enjoyable read with Eric Frank Russell's quirky humour although perhaps not the best of his work.
I would recomend this and all of his stuff id you havent read
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Not my favorite of his books -- a slightly drier read than, say, Next of Kin -- but nonetheless delicious.
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Cover by Ric Binkley.
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Eric Frank Russell was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories. Much of his work was first published in the United States, in John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction and other pulp magazines. Russell also wrote horror fiction for Weird Tales, and non-fiction articles on Fortean topics. A few of his stories were published under pseudonyms, of which Duncan ...more
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