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Extreme Hardboiled Sci-fi from 1950s & 1960s

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It’s always exciting when I discover a new batch of classic, hardboiled sci-fi shorts and novellas from the golden age of the genre.
I titled this 220-page compilation as “Extreme Hardboiled” because that’s exactly what it is. There is no time for niceties, fluff or sentimentality in these masterpieces from an era when blood and guts, good detectives and nasty space monste
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Published October 18th 2010 by Publisher of One (first published April 9th 2010)
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Benjamin Chandler
Oct 20, 2014 Benjamin Chandler rated it it was ok
Having a title like "Extreme Hardboiled Sci-fi from 1950s & 1960s," I expected this book to be a little more hardboiled. I was hoping for detectives and toughs, femme fatales and crime, but there really isn't very much of that here. I'd argue only a couple of the stories here could be classified as hardboiled, and the rest are just run-of-the mill scifi tales with monster cliches, homesick aliens, and terraforming bombs.

The final story, by David E. Fisher, "You Don't Make Wine Like the Gree
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Jul 13, 2011 Raymond Spitzer rated it liked it
They were stories I have never read before. They caught my attention and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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Horace Leonard Gold (April 26, 1914, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - February 21, 1996, Laguna Hills, California, U.S.A.) was a science fiction writer and editor. Born in Canada, Gold moved to the United States at the age of two. He was most noted for bringing an innovative and fresh approach to science fiction while he was the editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, and also wrote briefly for DC Comics.
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