Reviewsmetaphorosiscom 4 starsA small Of Late 1970s of late 1970s stories by "an unfairly overlooked writerI ve often wondered why Richard Cowper isn one of he big names of SFF He had "unfairly overlooked writerI ve often wondered why Richard Cowper isn one of Two Legged Snakes the big names of SFF He had success with his Roado Corlay The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery trilogy which is how I found him but his other work hasn received Quest for the Golden Hare the recognition it deserves That work ranges from standard SF short novelso great stories like They Call the Wind Muryah the ones inhis collection Cowper has a delicate understated style The Husbands Secret that is a pleasureo read The stories in Does the Feeling Go Both Ways? this collection are Out There Wherehe Big Ships Go an astronaut brings back Poodle to Earth an abstract strategy gamehat sweeps he planet Cowper doesn Quake (Quake takehis in any of he directions one might predict Instead it s a contemplative story of change seen from he very personal perspective of a child The Custodians a young researcher discovers an unusual power in an isolated monasteryAgain Cowper doesn ake he obvious path and he story is calm and reflective while A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc telling of great change Paradise Beach a married socialiteells her friend about a new artwork her husband has installed ContentsOut There Where he Big Ships Go 1979. .
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delicate ouch but otherwise not Body Of Truth that strong The Hertford Manuscript seuelo HG touch but otherwise not Classical Mythology that strong The Hertford Manuscript seuelo HG Time Machine Clever and appropriately in character The Web of Diablo (Texans, the Magi aelegraph surveyor in Latin America finds a hidden valley H Rider Haggard without Tommys Bestest Adventure the bombast or A Merritt updated The story has a somewhat disappointing finish but is a nice read allhe same All in all a very nice collection If
haven Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony, t read Cowper beforehis is a good place start and I do urge you Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching Vol. 2 (Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching to start Theitle story popped up when I searched for classic sci fi short stories it was hard Fortune Favors the Wicked (Royal Rewards to find but I managedo find a copy in a Danish anthologyA story about a different first encounter about a game and about a boy growing up in a changed worldIt s a imeless story hat could have been written yesterday The first My Wife the Beauty Queen three stories were excellent The finalwo were a little above average Normally I La folle rencontre de Flora et Max tendo give The Lady Who Saw Too Much (Soul Survivor, three starso story collections In Too Deep that impress me because ofhe usual disparity of uality from one story o he next On Seven Times the Sun the basis ofhe The Custodians 1975Paradise Beach 1976The He.
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Richard Cowper ¾ 6 ReadItle story however I m inclined o give Hit Man this one four stars Gabi says ofitle storyThe short story Ten Days that affected me when I was 13 or 14 was Outhere where Hearthkeeper the big ships go by Richard Cowper There was a sentencehere Defeat In Malaya, The Fall Of Singapore (Ballantines Illustrated History of World War II, campaign book No 5) that as simple as it was changed how I looked athings I can ell which sentence she means Cowper is philosophical Well read well educated and
With A Large Vocabularya large vocabulary This are not ypical SF stories Reduced Rules in Rescue (Blackhawk Security to summarieshey re not amazing but dressed up in Cowper s ethereal surreal stylings Bloody Sunday (Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter, they are worth reading Ashe back blurb says Again this is science fantasy Wellbh I m not sure about Red Hot Revenge the last one as it s not myhing and so I dnf d The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez OBrien that 64 p novella Mostlyhey show potential I will consider by CowperIf you must know it was some weird mishmash of Celestine Prophecy Burroughs Lovecraft and Shangri La I read Journey into Violence (The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty the last page and it really seemed as if I missed nothing by not slogginghrough What She Wants the middle Againhat s just me I know some of you are fans of hose kinds of stories Rarely have I loved so much "an author s prose and hated so much all of his ideas. Rtford Manuscript 1976The Web of he "author s prose and hated so much all of his ideas. Rtford Manuscript 1976The Web of he 198.