Thursday, September 18, 2008

Online: Murray Leinster's collection "Planets of Adventure" (ed Eric Flint & Guy Gordon)

Free SF Reader links this collection at Webscription.

Some of the stories have been online at Project Gutenberg & elsewhere for a while; others I'm seeing online for the first time - thanks Webscription & Blue Tyson.

Mad Planet is very famous - environmental disaster that is even more relevant now than when the story was written, told as a hard sf adventure story. I think the version here is an edited (updated?) one; I'd linked the original novella a few days back.

Critical Difference (aka "Solar Constant") is among the more interesting terraforming stories. Sand Doom is a less interesting variation of Critical Difference.

I'd posted on "Scrimshaw" a while back.

Related: All stories of Murray Leinster.