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Destiny Times Three

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel!

How can Thorn fight a dream foe -- risking life and sanity, that is exactly what he sets out to do . . . and his shrewd tactics and reckless daring create a pulse-hammering story against an all to real opponent!
Published April 1945 by Astounding (first published 1945)
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Sep 27, 2015 fromcouchtomoon rated it it was amazing
Leiber wins back my love after disappointing me in Dangerous Visions. His nerve, his verve, his talent for taking what he sees in the real world and dissecting it on the page. And how fitting that Leiber's extended plans for this were never realized thanks to wartime effort paper shortages. Perhaps in another destiny then....
Storyline: 2/5
Characters: 1/5
Writing Style: 3/5
World: 2/5

A much better idea than it was a book, Destiny Times Three had so much going in its favor: a creative science fiction world, thoughtful tinkering with the natural and social sciences, and insightful social and political commentary. It never came together as a novel, however. Just as the reader is starting to situate themselves in and figure out the world, the book races on to new ideas and plots; before the stakes are understood and the ch
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Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at variou ...more
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