Android at Arms
This novel was originally published in 1971. However, the only thing that really dates are the computers. They store data on tapes, and the user inserts the tape into a slot, very much like an eight-track cassette.
The main character is a prisoner on a barren planet. The only thing he can remember is his name, Andas Kastor. He has a small window, but otherwise he is in a kind of solitary confinement. The guards are all robots. However, one day a... Golden Trillium
Kadya is one of the triplet princesses of Ruwenda.
Together they fought and destroyed the vile magician Orogastus.
In this book, Kadya travels through the marshes to the city of Disappeared Creatures, where she wants to put back her three-eyed sword in the place where she found it.
It is not accepted. She meets the Hassitti, small, intelligent creatures who are the keepers of the city.
They have dreamers, and now they talk of a danger coming fro... Star Guard
This is the story of Karr, a young soldier which is assigned to his first mission on the primitive planet "Fronn". While on the planet, he and his comreds discover that a human legion of "mechs" (soldiers that are, unlike them the "arches", trained to fight on civilized hi-tech worlds) is illegaly helping one of the local primitive leaders to take over the planet. Surprisingly, the Central Control, the same authority which have established the galactic r... The Gates To Witch World
Tor, Dec 2001, 27.95, 464 pp.
“Witch World”. Of Cornish descent, court-martialed former US Army Colonel Simon Tregarth seems on a path to certain death due to his recent activities when he meets Dr. Petronius. The odd doctor introduces the desperate American to the world of his Cornish ancestors, which enable Simon to escape his earthly fate through the gate to Witch World. However, Simon quickly lands in a war against the...
The Stars are Ours!
The Stars are Ours! is a 1954 science fiction novel by Andre Norton. It is split into two parts, the first set on Earth, the second on an unexplored new world.
Nationalists vie with the the supranational Free Scientists over the future of mankind. When a group of men (probably nationalists in disguise) take control of a space station and accidentally(?) kill billions, the Free Scientists are blamed; most are quickly either killed outright or enslaved.... Time Traders II
Baen, Feb 2001, 19.00, 370 pp.
To gain perspective on when these novellas were released, Kennedy is President and Khrushchev is in power. The first moon walk has not occurred yet and the Mets winning the world Series is several year away when these two classic novellas were released. Both hold up well even with four decades of incredible gains by the scientific and technological communities, and the collapse of the Soviet Un... Wraiths of Time
Tallahassee Mitford is a young archaeologist working in a museum when her cousin Jason, an FBI agent, asks for her assistance. An ivory box covered with ancient symbols has been found in an airport locker, and he asks her to examine it. Tallahassee recognizes some of the symbols and thinks the box is related to a recent archaeological discovery near Lake Chad in Africa. However, it is also radioactive, albeit at a low level that poses no immediate dan...