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Time Traders by Andre Norton
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Jul 19, 11

bookshelves: science-fiction
Read from June 26 to July 19, 2011

Time Traders (1959), Galactic Derelict (1960) by Andre Norton. I'd read other novels in this series, notably The Defiant Agents and Key Out of Time, but accidentally skipped the first one. Time Traders lays some very important groundwork for the main character Ross Murdock, who's too aggressive for his relatively tame future society.

Written 30 years before the Berlin Wall finally fell, Russians are the Cold War foe here, but bigger, tougher enemies are gradually revealed. The dialogue's a bit stiff, but it's 50 year old sci-fi.

Galactic Derelict, the second novel in the series, introduces Native American character Travis Fox. The adventures take place in space as well as time, and sets the stage for the rest of the series. Overall a little stiff, but still well-written, imaginative adventures.

19 July 2011
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