Jerry Pournelle (editor), Imperial Stars 2: Republic and Empire
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Ebook Price: $4.00
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2. Long review:
2.1. What I liked: Imperial Stars 2 (IS2) is a collection of short stories woven around a theme. I like science fiction short stories. This is one of the best sf collections I have ever read. The editorial interludes add a great deal.
Roller-coaster or walk-in-the-park? Mostly roller coaster.
This book gives great value for your money.
Ratings by story (????? out of *****):
- Outward Bound ****
- In the Realm of the Heart, In the World of the Knife ****
- Litany for Dictatorships ****
- Doing Well While Doing Good ****
- The Last Department ****
- Constitution for Utopia ****
- Minor Ingredient ****
- The Turning Wheel ****
- Reactionary Utopias ****
- These Shall Not Be Lost ****
- Data vs Evidence in the Voodoo Sciences ****
- Nicaragua: A Speech to My Former Comrades on the Left ****
- The Gods of the Copybook Headings ***** (I have read this poem many times, but on this reading I understood it.)
- Custom Fitting ****
- Conquest by Default ****
- The Skills of Xanadu ****
- Into the Sunset ****
- Shipwright ****
- Empire and Republic: Crisis and Future ****
2.3. Who I think is the audience: Science fiction fans. Jerry Pournelle fans.
2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read? Yes.
2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the author's next book? Yes. Already bought IS3.
2.6. Other: At its very best, fiction entertains and enlightens. This book does both.
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