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5.0 out of 5 stars
Contains the classic emeny mine, 28 July 2002
The SF genre is notable for the quality of "short novels" or novellas that were written, at least during the hay day of SF lit mags. This collection contains some of Barry's best contributions to this genre. The stories all deal with humans at war with another alien race (bar one which is two groups of humans). Very fitting for our current times. The best and most well known work Enemy Mine deals with a human and an alien crashing on a harsh, unforgiving planet in which they must work together to survive. Quite political but very humane. Compelling SF that won awards in its day. The other works are all excellent and are linked together with short added bits of prose.
This books reissue is very welcome considering the lack of contempory talent in this genre.