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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Been a Long Time (Lafferty), The Possessed (Clarke), Protected Psecies (Fyfe), All the Way Back (Shaara), The Star Plunderer (Anderson), Foundation (Asimov), We're Civilized! (Clifton and Apostolides), The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal (Smith), The Rebel of Valkyr (Coppel), Brightness Falls from the Air (Seabright), Immigrant (Simak), Resident Physician (James White) ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published October 1976 by Orbit (first published January 1st 1976)
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Althea Ann
This anthology is introduced as being all about "space opera" and grand dramatic romances of the future... however, very few of the stories in the anthology actually fit into that concept, in my opinion. It comes across as more of a random selection of stories, mostly from the pulp magazines of the 50's. The book was worth reading – the story "Brightness Falls From the Air" alone made it worthwhile – but it also contained some of the most offensive content that I've seen published. (The virulent ...more
Chris Summerfield
One of my favourite collections!
Buena antología, parte 1 de 4
Classic collection of space opera short-stories. I first found these books at the library and must have monopolized both volumes for six months or more!
I felt like the first few stories were a bit slow to get started on, but as the book goes on, it really picks up. A great read.
I remember this one with great fondess. There was really some good space opera, including the very fine "The Rebel of Valkyr."
A fine collection of stories, although they are a little dated (most date from the '50s), so allowances must be made.
I almost never know how to rate anthologies. Some of the stories were ok, some I skipped, none were amazing.
Galactic Empires: v. 1 & 2 in 1v by Brian W. Aldiss (1988)
These two volumes are classics!
Nov 09, 2007 Mike rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: imperial space opera sci-fi fanatics
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