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Alien StarSwarm | [Robert Sheckley]

Alien StarSwarm

Salvatore commands the battleship Endymion. He's seen his share of battles and fought them bravely, too. So he doesn't hesitate when beautiful Princess Hatari pleads for his help. She wants to regain her throne, but it may be more than Salvatore can accomplish, for the deadly race known as the Balderdash has taken over the planet Melchior--and now, even his own men have turned against him!
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Salvatore commands the battleship Endymion. He's seen his share of battles and fought them bravely, too. So he doesn't hesitate when beautiful Princess Hatari pleads for his help. She wants to regain her throne, but it may be more than Salvatore can accomplish, for the deadly race known as the Balderdash has taken over the planet Melchior--and now, even his own men have turned against him!

©1991 Wildside Press LLC (P)2011 Wildside Press LLC

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    Rhys Wade Sonoma, CA 02-09-14
    Rhys Wade Sonoma, CA 02-09-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Laughably bad - teenage fan fiction"
    What disappointed you about Alien StarSwarm?

    I read a lot of Robert Sheckley when I was younger and always remembered enjoying his sense of humor. So I was actually excited to hear this. Sadly, it reads like it was written by a teenager in the '50's. Remember when girls were kind of icky. Yeah. The robot sounds like he should be smoking a cigar.


    What could Robert Sheckley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sure. It's largely a pretty lame story that I don't think would even get printed today.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Waters’s performances?

    Uh, no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard L. Rubin Oakland, CA United States 01-22-12
    Richard L. Rubin Oakland, CA United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Enjoyable Sci-Fi Adventure/Satire!"

    Sixteen-year-old space commander Sal is once again leading his minions into glorious battle when he encounters Princess Hatari, who seeks his help in gaining her rightful planetary throne! This is a nice sci-fi adventure/satire told with wit and verve, which can be appreciated as a rollicking space yarn, a humor piece or both. There are amusing allusions to several sci-fi classics, including Star Wars and Enders Game. Well paced and enjoyable throughout, the narrator does this short work justice. Recommended.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence M. Scherr Pasadena, CA 01-09-12
    Lawrence M. Scherr Pasadena, CA 01-09-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Ironic humor"
    What did you like best about Alien StarSwarm? What did you like least?

    Clever and silly.


    Would you recommend Alien StarSwarm to your friends? Why or why not?

    Other Sheckly stories are have more hard SF.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Waters???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Reader has good voices for story telling.


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