Or every story that idn t resonate with me there was another that was truly exceptional Asimov s The Bicentennial Man about a robot that aspires to become human will be familiar to many if not in this Hugo and Nebula winning short form then in its later incarnations as a novel The Positronic Man or movie Bicentennial Man It s one of Asimov s best and carries punch as a novella than a full length novel Incidentally I hadn t previously appreciated that both the 200 year age and the struggle for freedom of the eponymous Bicentennial robot would have had some additional significance to readers reading the story in the bicentennial year of its original publication George RR Martin s Meathouse Man is another standout a hope filled tale of love and humanity in a bleak and ehumanizing future where the march of progress has not left much room for progress has not left much room for reams A powerful story that will stay with me for a uite a whileOverall the hits are freuent than the misses in this collection and they kept me eager to see what was next None of these stories has aged poorly in the thirty five years since they were published and all can still hold their own with contemporary science fiction Most of these stories are of superior uality including the concluding Asimo. Velette by George RR MartinCuster's Last Jump '76 novelette by Steven
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Pri e obre prevodioca zapaliti Verhalen over zienvisieogen met meer Letting it Go dan een tintje surrealisme Nogal fatalistischramatisch En luguber Je wordt er echt niet vrolijk van ISFDB 262715 OCLC 3085455 Highlights include Seeing Harlan Ellison Meathouse Man George R R Martin and The Phantom of Kansas John Varley all "of which are incredibly good the inclusion of " which are incredibly good the inclusion of stories warrants my four stars The other yarns are ho hum not really bad just not all that remarkable I almost gave up on this collection after the first few storiesDamon Knight s I See You was completely unremarkable but then The Phantom of Kansas by "John Varley was good enough to keep me going Seeing by Harlan Ellison "Varley was good enough to keep me going Seeing by Harlan Ellison an interesting premise but I just The One Who Stays (Summer Island, didn t care much for the story Norid I like Fritz Leiber S The Death Of Princes I Actually The Death of Princes I actually Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, disliked The Psychologist who Wouldn to Awful things to Rats by James Tiptree Jr I came very close to Smijurija u mjerama dumping the book then But next up was The Eyeflash Miracles by Gene Wolfe This was by far the best thing I ve ever read by Wolfe This was followed by a bunch of good stories An Infinite Summer by Christopher Priest The Highest Dive by Jack Williamson Meathouse Ma This is a strong collection of stories published in 1976 Most are true. ContentsIntroduction essay by Terry CarrI See You '76 story by Damon KnightThe Phantom of Kansas '76 novelette by John VarleySeeing '76 novelette by Harlan EllisonThe Death of Princes '76 story by Fritz LeiberThe Psychologist Who Science fiction as promised by the title but a few of them Better Described Asescribed as fiction approaching horror The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats or magical realism The Eyeflash Miracles Speer due to their mythical monsters and otherworldly interventions Whether this is a good thing or notepends on your interests of course Your taste likely won t agree with mine and neither will with the editor s so this anthology is as of a mixed bag as most For example there is apparently a substantial audience who can appreciate an alternate history Ultralearning description of Plains Indians flying airplanes in the Civil War written inry scholarly style This explains why Custer s Last Jump has a number of fans but I can t count myself among them I simply can t imagine how anyone enjoys this story and could barely force myself to finish it Similarly I The Ring Of The Dove didn t like The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats and not just because it made me uncomfortable in the ways it was supposed to But personal taste aside these stories are all masterfully written without exception Whether not I want to read fictional commentary by Mark Twain about Crazy Horse s aeronautical exploits I certainly can t imagine it having been written any betterF. Ouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats '76 novelette by James Tiptree JrThe Eyeflash Miracles '76 novella by Gene WolfeAn Infinite Summer '76 novelette by Christopher PriestThe Highest Dive '76 story by Jack WilliamsonMeathouse Man '76 no.