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The Venus Factor

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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.
Published (first published 1976)
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Margaret Oliver
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
Nicole Iovino
Feb 16, 2009 Nicole Iovino rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 03, 2014 Ian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a particularly good anthology, and the Agatha Christie is only science fiction by a very loose definition of the genre - see my review on SF Mistressworks:
May 04, 2011 Bev rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Notable, if for nothing else, in the fact that this is a science fiction collection with a story by Agatha Christie.
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