The latest in Paizo Publishing’s Planet Stories pulp reprint line is a trilogy of early Robert Silverberg tales, written for the digest Science Fiction Adventures, which was in turn looking back to the old Planet Stories pulp for inspiration. The first book, Hunt the Space Witch! (hereafter referred to as HtSW!), contains seven of his earliest stories; … More Planet Stories – Hunt the Space Witch!
(spoilers, if you haven’t read the two previous Skaith books) Reavers of Skaith is the conclusion of Brackett’s Skaith trilogy. When we last saw our intrepid heroes, things were looking up: Eric John Stark managed to contact one of the last ships out of Skaith as the starport was closing. While Stark decided to stay behind, … More The Reavers of Skaith
(slight spoilers, for those who didn’t finish The Ginger Star) The Hounds of Skaith picks up after the conclusion of The Ginger Star. Eric John Stark has ventured across the dying planet of Skaith in search of his foster-father Simon, destroying the citadel of the ruling Wandsmen in the process. Now, he has to venture … More Cry Havoc… and let slip the Hounds of Skaith.
Trying to catch up on my Planet Stories backlog, I picked up Leigh Brackett’s The Sword of Rhiannon and A. Merritt’s The Ship of Ishtar, first real starts on my summer reading progress. Paizo is continuing to do a fantastic job on its Planet Stories reprint line, and I’m pleased to see it branch out … More Planet Stories – Sword of Rhiannon and Ship of Ishtar
Needing some light reading, I picked up another Planet Stories book when I saw it in the book store—you’d be surprised how quick these leave Barnes & Noble, and how few of them are stocked. This one happened to be Piers Anthony’s Steppe, a historical fiction turned space opera, which sounded fairly interesting from its … More Planet Stories – Steppe
For a while now I’ve been meaning to review Paizo’s new(ish) line of science-fiction and fantasy novels. Borrowing its name from the classic pulp Planet Stories, Paizo’s goal with the series is to put long-unpublished classic fiction of the ’50s through the ’80s back in print. So far, they’re doing a pretty good job of … More Paizo’s Planet Stories