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
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.
Not sure. It's largely a pretty lame story that I don't think would even get printed today.
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.
Clever and silly.
Other Sheckly stories are have more hard SF.
Reader has good voices for story telling.
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