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This book is two in one and introduces you to the Time Agents, a great series that any sci-fi fan will hold their feelings cheap who have not read Andre Norton on St Crispin' s Day, or any other day!
Intelligent and fantastic
A must read for all sci-fi readers. Brilliant writer. Can't wait to read more
Having ploughed through part 1 (Time Traders), I hoped that, perhaps now the author had set the scene, maybe in part 2 (Galactic Derelict) the characters would come to life. Alas, no, it was still reminiscent of the cartoon "Hurge's Adventures of Tin-Tin", without the dog, the humour or the occasional love interest but now with some alien planets replacing the foreign countries.
The time travel element was also disappointing. I was left feeling that although the book intended to transport the reader to our distant past it seemed to have more in common with the pulp sci-fi TV programs of the 1960's but without the humour.
Perhaps my disappointment is partly that as a modern reader I expect more than a series of "baddies" (apparently only because they are Russian?) or "ferocious alien monsters" for the hero to overcome. These 2 stories, republished in 2000 as an omnibus, were first published in 1958 and 1959 respectively. Unfortunately for me they reflect all too clearly the conventional prejudices and gender stereotypes of the era where reckless uncommunicative men are heros who bravely fight the unknown and women hardly exist.
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Very good for it s day. A lots still holds up very well but a bit dated now. However still a good readPublished 21 months ago by Monty D