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4.0 out of 5 stars
Traditional Science Fiction by a master of the genre, 3 Jan. 2013
This collection needs to be viewed as what it is - a traditional offering from the late 1960's aimed at a mainstream Sci Fi audience. Having said that you can read them on a number of levels, either as straightforward "yarns" or delve deeper into the underlying comment about racial intolerance and the concept of one race being superior to another.
I found the stories enjoyable bedtime reading, well paced and with enough quirky humour to keep the mood light, while not on a par with the Dying Earth or the Demon Princes books, the Planet of Adventure series continues the Vance canon of escapist entertainment and deserves a place in any enthusiast's bookcase.