Interstellar Patrol

Unlimited Interstellar Patrol - by Christopher Anvil - Interstellar Patrol, Interstellar Patrol The crew of the ship were marooned on a planet with no ship repair facilities where the well meaning schemes of social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs They had their own invention
  • Title: Interstellar Patrol
  • Author: Christopher Anvil
  • ISBN: 9780743488488
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Interstellar Patrol - by Christopher Anvil, Interstellar Patrol, Christopher Anvil, Interstellar Patrol The crew of the ship were marooned on a planet with no ship repair facilities where the well meaning schemes of social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs They had their own invention with them an emotional amplifier which could cause anyone to feel a heightened emotion but this wasn t useful at first If they heightened the locals sense of pride theyThe crew Unlimited Interstellar Patrol - by Christopher Anvil - Interstellar Patrol, Interstellar Patrol The crew of the ship were marooned on a planet with no ship repair facilities where the well meaning schemes of social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs They had their own invention
  • Unlimited Interstellar Patrol - by Christopher Anvil
    196 Christopher Anvil
Interstellar Patrol

About Author

  1. Christopher Anvil was a pseudonym used by author Harry C Crosby He began publishing science fiction with the story Cinderella, Inc in the December 1952 issue of the science fiction magazine Imagination By 1956, he had adopted his pseudonym and was being published in Astounding Magazine.Anvil s repeated appearances in Astounding Analog were due in part to his ability to write to one of Campbell s preferred plots alien opponents with superior firepower losing out to the superior intelligence or indomitable will of humans A second factor is his stories are nearly always humorous throughout Another was his characterization and manner of story crafting, where his protagonists slid from disaster to disaster with the best of intentions, and through exercise of fast thinking, managed to snatch victory somehow from the jaws of defeat.

One thought on “Interstellar Patrol

  1. Interstellar Patrol is an anthology of loosely related short stories taking place primarily in space or on alien planets There isn t much back story provided but, from a few little snippets, I was able to at least glean that the stories were set around the 2200 s and the characters are humans who either are from Earth or descendants of people from Earth.In these stories there are a few different organizations Interstellar Patrol appears to be the elite military force that can get things done wh [...]



  2. Baen Free Library Book A FEW GOOD CON MEN.The starship crew was stuck on a planet where the well meaning schemes of ivory tower social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs So they pretended to be the Royal Legions from a distant star kingdom in hot pursuit of an unspeakably evil and nearly all powerful villain who was hiding somewhere on the planet.Things went even better than they had hoped, and the planet was rapidly becoming civilized and then the real Royal Flagship showed up [...]


  3. Product Description The crew of the ship were marooned on a planet with no ship repair facilities, where the well meaning schemes of social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs They had their own invention with them an emotional amplifier, which could cause anyone to feel a heightened emotion, but this wasn t useful at first If they heightened the locals sense of pride, they took pride in becoming better criminals So they pretended to be the Royal Legions, sent by a distant star k [...]


  4. This is a good collection of short stories that introduce you to Roberts, Hammell and Morrisey.It starts with our three intrepid heroes landing on a planet to find a way to repair their ship They find a society in ruin and no way to conduct repairs or get parts Through a very odd invention, which was a bit of a stretch for me honestly, they manage to find what they need The wish to head back and repair the damage they inflicted on the planets society carries us through the rest of the stories.Wh [...]


  5. Very hit or miss The third story, though, we a nicely older version of Bujold s The Vor Game, and I giggled through most of it.Overall, though, not the best Anvil compilation.


  6. Good old fashioned junky space opera Charming as much for what it says about the period in which it was written as for its underlying literary merit.Freely available as an e book from Baen s free library.


  7. Not opening well, with the compulsion broadcaster stories Pretty crude with a distasteful premise Strangers to Paradise , and a weird followup Dukes of Desire.I ll skip ahead to the next series in the book.


  8. Good collection of short stories about the interstellar patrol from the golden age of scifi Enjoyable if a bit dated.




  9. Like all books containing multiple stories, this one contains those of varying quality some are extremely good, while others are only mediocre.


  10. Seems dated, is dated Not my cup of tea Sorry for no significant review Just too many other books to review right now Recommended for fans of the author, otherwise probably not.




  11. Very good book Collection of short stories My first reading of Christopher Anvil s works I will read of his now.



  12. Great stories, with some nifty and screwy technology and concepts Mostly solid stories about people and how organizations and people don t always think the way one would expect.


  13. I loved reading these stories in Analog magazine when I was a kid When I saw it at the bookstore I had to purchase it Reading these stories again after so many years was a real pleasure.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *