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Neanderthal Planet

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-On "Neanderthal Planet" the beings were both less a than human & more than human. Now they had to decide which way to go!
-If you fall into the wrong matrix of the past, present or future you must beware of the choices you face. The sign's clear: "Danger-Religion!"
-"Intangibles, Inc." couldn't be seen, but it ruled the lives & deaths of a couple & their childre
Paperback, 194 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by House of Stratus (first published 1969)
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Lloyd Barnes
Jun 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, 1960s
This is a compilation of four novellas exploring different sf themes.

The first, Neanderthal Planet, is set in the future when intelligent machines run the world and the remnants of humanity are kept in zoos. The machines regard people with ancestral respect, but believe they are not able to take care of themselves having nearly wiped themselves out during "Nuclear Week".

The second, Danger - Religion!, is a parallel universe story in which it is possible to move between alternate worlds with var
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy the ideas Aldiss comes up with more than I enjoy actually reading his books. His characters are usually not very interesting and the way he views women is dated, to say the least.

This is a collection of four stories/novellas. I thought "Intangibles, Inc." was the best of the bunch. It reads like a parable without being obnoxiously moral.

Overall, entertaining but not a keeper.
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi, scifi-fantasy
Grade D
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A collection of four science fiction novellas by Brian W. Aldiss. Good, but nothing special.
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Pseudonyms: Jael Cracken, Peter Pica, John Runciman, C.C. Shackleton, Arch Mendicant, & "Doc" Peristyle.

Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative lite