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Escape Plus

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  6 reviews
No one could move without being followed.

No one could speak without being overheard.

The almost sentient computer system was everywhere.

The prison was billed as "escape-proof," and sofar that was true.

But Danny Romano was not about to believe it... the jail hadn't been built that could hold him. Danny would escape.

Even if he had to permanently change his identity to do it.
Published 1988 by Methuen London (first published 1984)
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Chad Perrin
Like many short story collections, this is a mix of quality. It ranges from the "rather good" at the high end to the "rather mediocre" at the low end -- or, in the rating parlance of the goodreads star system, from "really liked it" to "it was ok", because nothing in it was so bad as to deserve the worst possible rating (one star) nor so good as to deserve the best possible rating (five stars).

Some of the stories are a bit naive in concept; others a bit trite; others inspiring or very thought-pr
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D.M. Dutcher
Collection of some very lackluster Bova shorts. The main piece is Escape, which is about a young thug being inducted into a prison guarded by a supercomputer. It's the perfect prison, can he escape?

Sounds good, right? But it's not. It's incredibly simplistic, one-sided, and the science fiction aspect barely matters. It's too optimistic-most of us know that even the best intentions often have negative side-effects, and a prison with that level of control, even for a good purpose, will have them.
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Darrell B.
Interesting collection of stories.
I liked Slight Miscalculation the best. I love sci-fi comedy and Bova does a good job with it.
Ray Daley
A fairly okay anthology of Bens work, the introductions could have been shortened a fair bit.
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EX-LIB. COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM 'HUGO AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF COLONY'
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Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter. He would later divorce Rosa in 1974. In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.

Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.

Bova was a technical writer fo
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