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The Repairmen of Cyclops/Enigma From Tantalus

(Zarathustra Refugee Planets #3)

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Corps Galactica, the Galaxy's police force, had pledged itself to a policy of non-interference with the backward Zarathustra Refugee Planets. Langenschmidt, the Corps chief on the planet Cyclops, was content with this ruling. After all, if the refugee planets could form their own civilizations from scratch, logically they would come up with cultures suited to their own ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published 1965 by Ace Doubles
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Netti
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Science Fiction, first published 1965

John Brunner hat hier unübersehbar große soziale und ethische Anliegen. Gerechtigkeit und Menschenwürde... die Ächtung von Ausbeutung, Imperialismus, Korruption und Egoismus... für einen Science-Fiction-Roman der 60er Jahre ist das außergewöhnlich.

Die Nichteinmischungspolitik des "Corps Galactica" erinnert an die Erste Direktive von Star Fleet. Star Trek wurde erst ab 1966 (in Großbritannien 1969) ausgestrahlt - kann also keine Inspiration gewesen sein. Außer
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Bogdan
May 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brits
One of the most interesting sci-fi novels. I recommend it to anyone.
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - July 26, 2014

This is another Ace Double, 2 bks back-to-back & upside-down in relation to each other so that both sides of the bk are the fronts, possibly my favorite of the Ace Doubles by Brunner that I've read so far. You can read my reviews of The Space-Time Juggler / The Astronauts Must Not Land here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22... & of Castaway's World / The Rites of Ohe here:
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John Loyd
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third Zarathustra novel, but can definitely be read standalone. There are a couple of references [I assume] to Avengers of Carrig, but that was twenty years ago.

I guess you classify this as space opera. The POV especially in the early chapters keeps changing. Kolb is addicted to danger and hunts a wolfshark. Maddallena finished her twenty year stint on a backwater planet, she is on her way to vacation when she gets orders to report to Cyclops. Alura Quist is the Cyclopean leader and is push
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Kent
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the average ratings, I actually liked "The Avengers of Carrig" way more than this book. This story takes place about 20 years after the other and tells about the events on the planet of Cyclops. The previous book was more survival and action oriented, but this one is a little more detective and political in orientation. Overall it's a pretty good story concerning a hidden planet of Zarathustra refugees and a group of people that use them to harvest organs for profit.
Bruce Gray
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Preferred the Repairmen of Cyclops to the Enigma of Tantalus story.
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‘WHAT PRICE ETERNAL YOUTH?

The Corps Galactica, the Galaxy’s police force, had pledged itself to a policy of non-interference with the backward Zarathutra Refugee Planets. Langenschmidt, the Corps chief on the planet Cyclops, was content with this ruling. After all, if the refugee planets could form their own civilization from scratch, logically they would come up with cultures suited to their own needs.

However, when the case of Justin Kolb came to his attention, Langenschmidt was forced to rethi
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John
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, scifi-fantasy
Ace Double Novel M115
"The Repairmen of Cyclops" grade A, series # Z2
"Enigma from Tantalus" grade B.
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John Brunner was born in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to school at St Andrew's Prep School, Pangbourne, then to Cheltenham College. He wrote his first novel, Galactic Storm, at 17, and published it under the pen-name Gill Hunt, but he did not start writing full-time until 1958. He served as an officer in the Royal Air Force from 1953 to 1955, and married Marjorie Ro ...more

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