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Forbidden Planets [Kindle Edition]

Peter Crowther , Ray Bradbury , Stephen Baxter
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An anthology of science fiction short stories by some of today's top authors to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet. Filled to the brim with provocative tales of worlds where humans were never meant to go.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 479 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DAW (7 Nov. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IEUV28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #462,395 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great collection 7 July 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book comprises of 12 short stories based around a common theme with an introduction by RB. All are quite different and most are extremely well written, witty and entertaining. Would have been 5 stars except for two slightly sub standard stories which I will let others judge for themselves. Beware Planet Bongwater!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent homage to the landmark science fiction movie Forbidden Planet 18 Nov. 2006
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
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Paying homage to the landmark science fiction movie Forbidden Planet on the fiftieth anniversary of its release, these twelve tales focus on humans visiting other worlds or dimensions where they are unwelcome and unwanted. Each tales is fun to follow as humans bravely go where they should not. The original movie is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest so the twist of using King Lear (Jay Lake's "Lehr, Rex") is a fascinating spin; others are just as good as mechanical sidekicks like Robert the Robot (see "Forebearing Planet" by Michael Moorcock) and "The Singularity Needs Women" by Paul Di Filippo are fun twists from the film. The remaining tales, all new, are quality contributions that make for a fine collection. In addition to a dozen terrific entries, Ray Bradbury in the Introduction provides two shockers about the movie and Stephen Baxter in the Afterward analyzes the impact on his work. This is an excellent short story collection that reverently salutes a movie that many Trekkies know that Kirk and company should journey where no one did before except Forbidden Planet.

Harriet Klausner
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this. 16 Dec. 2014
By KenGordon - Published on
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Completely awful. I tried to read the first 3 stories and deleted it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 Jan. 2015
By Brian - Published on
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Excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for lovers of vintage SF 2 Dec. 2010
By Maxwell Johnson - Published on
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This is a review of the Kindle edition.

Those readers of a certain age (like me) who remember reading some of this material when it was originally published will find it a trip down memory lane. The authors are familiar names in the history of science fiction and any serious reader of this genre will likely have some of the titles already on her/his bookshelf.

Younger readers will find the stories somewhat dated as the authors speculate about "future" technologies that are already obsolescent in 2010. Some of the stories suffer from the stereotypy and benign misogyny that were common in the time they were written. Nonetheless, many of the included titles demonstrate that good science fiction writing is timeless. Highly recommended for SF fans of all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars christmas present 18 Jan. 2007
By Susan M. Keeney - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was from my husband's wish list. He could not find this book in any of the local stores. He was very pleased to get it for christmas.
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