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Pandora's Planet

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Mass Market Paperback, Daw Collectors #66 (UQ1066), 192 pages
Published August 1973 by DAW (first published January 1st 1972)
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I first read this book more than 20 years ago- it was funny then and it's still funny now. A lot of books that reach for humor are hilarious in the first 10 pages then get old fast. It's hard to find one that stays consistently amusing (while sliding in some pretty thought provoking observations.)

In a nut shell- aliens have invaded the Earth and while they clearly won the war, they keep losing the cultural battles after the war and just can't seem to figure out why. Victory is supposed to be a l...more
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
This small tale was quite good. Written in 70's this SF tale follows some elements typical of that time. Don't aspect overly SF elements to dictate your enjoyment. Expect humorous situations mix with some criticisms of mankind.

Basically this book deals with a invasion by a intergalactic force which defeats humankind because of differences between the communists and the usa and other countries. We follow our main character, Horsip, as he tries to cope with humankind.

The book is a criticism. Don't...more
One of my favorite SF books. It starts a familiar "aliens invade earth" tale, but then takes off in a different direction. Don't let anyone spoil this one for you, read it yourself. Anvil has a great sense of humor as well.

This sci-fi book was pretty good. Unfortunately it had small print and the pacing seemed rushed. Overall though it was a solid read. Better than some of the chaff I have read lately. =)
The aliens have landed on Earth--and conquered. But that's only the beginning of their problems. Humans are insane, with all kinds of crazy ideas. How can they be controlled? And, more importantly,how can they be stopped from taking over the galaxy?
This is an intriguing book that takes the view of aliens trying to take over earth but find themselves having a hard time of it. The concept is that humans are vastly more intelligent than the aliens but are incapable of working together and thus are conquered. The interesting part is what happens after as human move out into the universe and bring about all types of chaos the aliens had never even thought about. I learned that serious issues can be addressed in humorous and entertaining ways.
This was one that I put down in favor of another, and never picked this one back up. That's how good it was.
Ralph McEwen
May 10, 2010 Ralph McEwen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Chris
A fun read with some interesting quirks and a surprise at the end.
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Christopher Anvil was a pseudonym used by author Harry C. Crosby. He began publishing science fiction with the story "Cinderella, Inc." in the December 1952 issue of the science fiction magazine Imagination. By 1956, he had adopted his pseudonym and was being published in Astounding Magazine.

Anvil's repeated appearances in Astounding/Analog were due in part to his ability to write to one of Campbe...more
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