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The Venus Factor
by Vic Ghidalia
Contents include: Last Seance by Christie; God Grante That She Lye Stille by Asquith; Foghorn by Atherton; Against Authority by DeFord; J-Line to Nowhere by Henderson; The Ship Who Disappeared by McCaffrey; The Lady Was a Tramp by Merril; The Dark Land by Moore.
(first published 1976)
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Jun 30, 2016 Margaret Oliver rated it it was ok
This is a typical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery which was very common in its day. Unfortunately, not a one of the included stories grabbed me and held my attention. Too bad, because I wanted to like them. Definitely a pulp book. That being said, there are quite a few interesting ideas contained here-in, especially coming from Mirian Allen de Ford and C. L. Moore, which have been taken up by others since these were written. But it is always a pleasure to revisit the origins of idea ...more
I found this book in a used book store and thought it was an interesting concept for an anthology: A collection of sci-fi short stories with female leads. But I did have trouble connecting some of the stories with the theme. Some seemed more like they'd be in the horror genre, rather than sci-fi. Regardless, I still enjoyed the majority of them.