Saturday, April 07, 2007

Eric Russell Bitz

The Mindwarpers— Eric Frank Russell
Sentinels From Space— Eric Frank Russell

capsule review: They're both good old-fashioned science fiction tales. The first is definitely from the Cold War and involves high-level scientists leaving their job in droves for no reason the authorities can find. One of the leaving scientists stumbles onto a big plot and the rest of the novel is playing this notion out. It's a little book— took me about an hour to read. The second is an interesting tale about paranormals— telepaths and the like— and a character who is preventing a war but doesn't seem to be reacting quite the correct way. A neat twist on the typical alien contact story.

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