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Unpulped #17: Tongues of the Moon by Philip José Farmer

Prologue I couldn’t finish either Poul Anderson’s THE STAR FOX or Robert A. Heinlein’s FARNHAM’S FREEHOLD. Both were terrible: Anderson’s book in the expected ways re: space capitalism, space imperialism, and space sexism, and Heinlein’s in long-established SFF tradition of … Continue reading

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Unpulped #16: Earthman’s Burden by Poul Anderson

Sometimes I think I don’t write about a book immediately after reading it so that the bad feelings have time to fade. If I wrote in books, this one would be furiously underlined, bracketed, and starred. I’d be having one-sided … Continue reading

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Unpulped #15: Trader to the Stars by Poul Anderson

My girlfriend is surprised I finished this book, based on all the times I interrupted her own reading to complain about some passage I’d just read. I’m somewhat surprised, too. But I’ve developed an unhealthy fascination for Poul Anderson’s older … Continue reading

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Unpulped #14: The Rebel Worlds by Poul Anderson

The copy of the book I have has this tag line: “Two men and one woman in a desperate battle to win a galactic empire—or destroy it!” Though, really, the woman is incidental. Really, she is the focus of a … Continue reading

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Unpulped #13: The Trouble Twisters by Poul Anderson

When I started writing this Unpulped series, I knew I’d be reading bad books. However, even though Poul Anderson’s The Trouble Twisters is bad, I didn’t think any book I was reading would bother me as much as this one … Continue reading

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Unpulped #12: Ground Zero Man by Bob Shaw

Here I am attempting to be immediate in my book-talking again, because my default is to finish a book or a magazine or a game or a movie and want to talk about it immediately, but then end up writing … Continue reading

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Unpulped #11: Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke

This novel is remarkably bloodless. I mean, I don’t mean to be mean to Arthur C. Clarke or his writing (not that any meanness of mine would affect him in any way, and it would/will only make me seem spiteful … Continue reading

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