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Out There Where the Big Ships Go

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Out There Where the Big Ships Go (1979)
The Custodians (1975)
Paradise Beach (1976)
The Hertford Manuscript (1976)
The Web of the Magi (1980)
Paperback, 191 pages
Published September 1st 1980 by Pocket Books
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4 stars

A small collection of late 1970s SF stories by an unfairly overlooked writer.

I've often wondered why Richard Cowper isn't one of the big names of SFF. He had some success with his Road to Corlay trilogy, which is how I found him, but his other work hasn't received the recognition it deserves. That work ranges from standard SF short novels to great stories like the ones in this collection.

Cowper has a delicate, understated style that is a pleasure to read. The stor
L. Shosty
The first three stories were excellent. The final two were a little above average. Normally, I tend to give three stars to story collections that impress me because of the usual disparity of quality from one story to the next. On the basis of the title story, however, I'm inclined to give this one four stars.
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Pen name for John Middleton Murry, Jr.
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