New Writings In SF-2

By John Carnell

Rating: 3 stars

This reasonably short volume has a novella and a group of short stories. Written in the mid ’60s, these are good solid science fiction of the era, with ideas being more important than characters.

The title story here, Hell Planet, sees humanoid aliens in a crippled spaceship making their way to the Sol system and being horrified when they encounter and translate the radio transmissions from Earth. The rest of the stories are mostly enjoyable, with a combination of humour and ideas. I particularly enjoyed A Round Billiard Table, The Creators and Rogue Leonardo.

Book details

ISBN: 9780552084123
Publisher: Corgi
Year of publication: 1964

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