Sunday, November 15, 2015

Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

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(Fantasy) Old Venus contains stories set on the dangerous, watery, jungle-covered Venus of the old pulp stories. (203,900 words; Time: 11h:19m)

Rating: ★★★★☆ 2 RSR-recommended stories + 7 others out of 16

"Old Venus," edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, published on by .

Old but Good

It offers sixteen stories, two of which, "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss," by David Brin and "Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan," by Ian McDonald, are good candidates to consider for the best-novellette Hugo.

Twelve of the remaining stories are above the common standard, although how much you enjoy them may depend on your familiarity with the old pulp stories.

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