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Monsters in Orbit / The World Between and other Stories

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MONSTERS IN ORBIT (also published as "Abercrombie Station" and "Cholwell's Chickens")

Though still quite young, Jean Parlier had already had an active interplanetary life. Wanted on her native world, she had escaped to Earth on wits and courage. A very pretty girl, she had a very unusual type of personal vitality which captivated men. But her aim was not a man, but first ge
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Paperback, #M-125, 253 pages
Published 1965 by Ace Books

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Derek
Jun 30, 2013 Derek rated it liked it
The description for Monsters in Orbit isn't nearly sufficient, as it only covers half the story (it apparently is a novella retrofitted from two stories, "Abercrombie Station" and "Cholwell's Chickens"). It is remarkable for being one of few featuring a woman as sole protagonist, and not as adjunct or assistant or companion/partner. Her directness and cold calculation reminds me in a way to Lisbeth Salander, without the technical expertise or raw intelligence, and Vance thankfully doesn't introd ...more
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Aug 05, 2013 Cully rated it really liked it
Four stars for "The World Between" collection of stories only. They're some of the best Jack Vance stories I've read. Monsters in Orbit is essentially two short stories with the same main character. The first is OK, the second is terrible (three and one star, respectively).
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Aka John Holbrooke Vance, Peter Held, John Holbrook, Ellery Queen, John van See, Alan Wade.

The author was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism. During the 1940s and 1950s, he contributed widely to science fiction and fantasy magazines. His first novel, The Dying Earth, was published in 1950 to grea
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