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More a collection of long short stories than a novel
on 5 June 2015
This book cost me 1p, so I can't really complain about the value. Nonetheless, it has dated badly, as many things have since the 1950s. Insofar as the different genetically engineered humans in the story can be considered human races, Blish is making a statement about racism (don't do it), but the individual stories I didn't think particularly good. I have already given it away. Typically for the period, the cover art is spectacular but has nothing to do with the story.