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Beyond the Beyond by Poul Anderson
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A collection of Anderson's ok but unmemorable pulp stories from the 1950s.
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This is fine collection with several excellent stories and only a few uninteresting ones.

I found at least two fell into the category of science fiction stories that once read, will never be forgotten: "For I Am a Jealous People" and "Vengeance is Min
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Vault of the Ages by Poul Anderson
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An early attempt at a novel that misses the mark.

This is one of Poul Anderson's earliest novels and it reads like it. There's little character development and far too much descriptive text of hand-to-hand combat. The interesting concept of a post apo
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Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
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The Last Starship from Earth by John      Boyd
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“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

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“Long live transfinite mountains, the hollow earth, time machines, fractal writing, aliens, dada, telepathy, flying saucers, warped space, teleportation, artificial reality, robots, pod people, hylozoism, endless shrinking, intelligent goo, antigravity, surrealism, software highs, two-dimensional time, gnarly computation, the art of photo composition, pleasure zappers, nanomachines, mind viruses, hyperspace, monsters from the deep and, of course, always and forever, the attack of the giant ants!”
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Henry David Thoreau
“The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

Douglas Adams
“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

H.G. Wells
“It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.”
H.G. Wells

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