Lambda I and Other Stories

Lambda I and Other Stories Comprising Lambda I by Colin Kapp Tee Vee Man by H A Hargreaves Beyond the Reach of Storms by Donald Malcolm Quest by Lee Harding All Laced Up by George Whitley Routine Exercise by Philip E High Flux

  • Title: Lambda I and Other Stories
  • Author: John Carnell
  • ISBN: 9780140022759
  • Page: 155
  • Format: None
  • Comprising Lambda I by Colin Kapp Tee Vee Man by H.A Hargreaves Beyond the Reach of Storms by Donald Malcolm Quest by Lee Harding All Laced Up by George Whitley Routine Exercise by Philip E High Flux by Michael Moorcock The Last Salamander by John Rackham.

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    1. New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine that started professional publication in 1946. Despite some financial hiccups, it was a reasonably good seller, and was still going in the early 1960s when the stories chosen for this anthology were published. The editor picked stories that had gotten a good reception in Great Britain, but never before published in America. According to his introduction, this was the first paperback anthology of “foreign” science fiction stories published in [...]

    2. 'Lambda I and Other Stories' contains seven short stories from the UK in the early 1960's. 'Lambda I' is the prototype interdimensional transport ship that is sent to rescue a much newer liner stuck between dimensions. 'Basis for Negotiation': Political behind-the-scenes when the UK cancels its military treaties and America is attacked. A future man's 'Quest' leaves no stone unturned looking for an unturned stone (pristine nature). 'All Laced Up': A time-traveling businesswoman gets the deal of [...]

    3. This is a collection of British sci-fi from the early 60’s, interesting to me mainly for the cultural snapshots than the quality of the stories. This was British sci fi, written for the British market, and it shows: in the language, the speech patterns, the class divisions and the characters’ motivations. Not that these tells aren’t present when some of these same authors are writing for a broader audience, but here it seems to permeate the background.The stories themselves are solid, but [...]

    4. Don't go too much by my rating. I scarcely remember anything about this collection of SF stories. Not a lot of big names here, although Moorcock has a story in it. I just can't recall it and usually I can recall at least one story out of a collection. It's a fairly short book, with just 7 stories.

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