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War Fever
really liked it
There is no consistent theme running through the fourteen short pieces from the early 1980’s in J G Ballard’s War Fever. There are the familiar Ballar ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2010
The Coming Race
really liked it
The Coming Race is one of those fabulous Victorian stories in which our intrepid explorer discovers an alien race similar enough to humans to bear com ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Fahrenheit 451
liked it
However many words Ray Bradbury adds to Fahrenheit 451, it remains an engorged short story. It contains a simple premise (middle-class values good, po ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
The Glass Bead Game
it was amazing
After having read some of Hermann Hesse’s earlier books and not especially enjoyed them, The Glass Bead Game (Das Glasperlenspiel) was quite a surpris ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 (Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #1)
really liked it
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame – Volume One is a collection of mainstream American science fiction short stories, chosen because they might have won ...more
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Jun 09, 2010
Myths of the Near Future
really liked it
This collection of ten J G Ballard pieces date from the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. They are a mix of genres: classic science fiction, gothic, surrea ...more
not set
Mar 31, 2010
The War of the Worlds
really liked it
The War of the Worlds is short enough to read in a single sitting, and early enough not to rely on complicated technology, two good points in its favo ...more
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Dec 18, 2009