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Beyond Infinity

2.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Robert Spencer Carr is a storyteller of wit and imagination. These stories of his - ingeniously plotted, sparkling with life, written with a sure hand - are triumphant examples of science-fiction at its best.

Beyond Infinity

An elderly couple, after spending their lives in a fruitless quest for the secret of eternal youth, make the first flight into space to find it.

Morning
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Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1954 by Dell Books #781 (first published 1951)
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Joshua Buhs
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Flashes of brilliance, dragged down by ridiculous notions of domesticity.

This book collects three novellas and one short story by Robert Spencer Carr; two of the novellas were published in The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s, fulfilling science fiction's long-hoped wish to break into the slicks and respectability. All four share the same strengths and weaknesses.

Carr could turn a phrase, and the first three stories start out promising. Check out the first paragraphs of the titular novell
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Andrewcharles420
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf12
Beyond Infinity is a collection of four novellas. The back of the book had good blurbs so I'll just list comments after their titles:
'Beyond Infinity'
Reasonably interesting, very 1940s.
'Morning Star'
Sexist and dumb.
'Those Men From Mars'
Sexist and silly.
'Mutation'
Didn't like it. First child wouldn't have 'reverted' to an apish behavior he had never had exposure to, and his parents would have taught him better (easily!). And the mutant child & people were too strange a story... like nuclear wi
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