The Infinite Arena: Seven Science Fiction Stories About Sports

The Infinite Arena: Seven Science Fiction Stories About Sports #2019

The Infinite Arena Seven Science Fiction Stories About Sports Introduction by Terry CarrJoy in Mudville by Poul Anderson and Gordon R DicksonBullard Reflects by Malcolm JamesonThe Body Builders by Keith LaumerThe Great Kladnar Race by Randall Garrett and Robert
  • Title: The Infinite Arena: Seven Science Fiction Stories About Sports
  • Author: Terry Carr Poul Anderson Gordon R. Dickson Malcolm Jameson Keith Laumer Robert Silverberg Randall Garrett Clifford D. Simak
  • ISBN: 9780525665380
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Introduction by Terry CarrJoy in Mudville by Poul Anderson and Gordon R DicksonBullard Reflects by Malcolm JamesonThe Body Builders by Keith LaumerThe Great Kladnar Race by Randall Garrett and Robert SilverbergMr Meek Plays Polo by Clifford D SimakSunjammer by Arthur C Clarke variant of The Wind from the Sun Run to Starlight by George R R Martin
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      Published :2019-09-10T16:21:35+00:00

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    This anthology of seven science fiction short stories involving sports was published in 1977 It is really a throwback to a innocent time Although some of the stories are quite compelling, they are all very tame by 2016 standards No sex, extreme violence, or bad language Very refreshing, really.Wow, Arthur C Clarke can really write Sunjammer, about a race of sailing ships in space, is the best story in this anthology The pacing, the narrative, and the ending all add up to a really fine short sto [...]

    Science fiction, in a way, is a very broad genre, that can easily contain stories of other genres within itself Thus space westerns, fantastic romance, star war novels and so forth In this case, we have a sample of sports stories set in science fiction terms.Lead batter in the lineup is Joy in Mudville by Poul Anderson Gordon Dickson It s a Hoka story as the imaginative aliens that look like sentient teddy bears have taken up the sport of baseball As is their wont, they have assumed the identiti [...]

    Science fiction is ever mutable and variable, encompassing many fields of thought, science and human interest That is never so in evidence than in The Infinite Arena where nine different notable writers bring their knowledge or quirky curiosity into the modified warfare that is the sports circle Whether played on a field or in open space, the thrill of mostly bloodless competition is brought palpably alive by famous authors such as Poul Anderson, Robert Silverberg, Arthur C Clark, et al This an [...]

    3 of the 7 stories are pretty good Bullard Reflects, The Great Kladnar Race, and Sunjammer The Body Builders is ok Joy in Mudville is pretty bland If you read anything from here, read Starjammer by Clarke The rest are probably hit or miss depending on personal tastes.

    Seven stories 3 of the 4 stories were excellent Sunjammer by Arthur C Clarke, Run to Starlight by George R R Martin and Joy in Mudville by Poul Anderson and Gordon R Dickson The other four stories were OK.

    This was a good book and played out like an old Twilight zone episode I recommend it as you will enjoy this fun quirky read.Mr Joe

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