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The Wheels of If review ç 103 Contents· Foreword · fw · The Wheels of If Allister Park · na Unknown Fantasy Fiction October 1940 · The Best Laid Scheme · ss Astounding Science Fiction February 1941 · The Warrior Race · ss Astounding Science Fiction October 1940 · Hyperpelosity · ss Astounding Science Fiction April 1938 · The Merman · ss Astounding Science Ficti 4 starsL Sprague de Camp is an excellent historian and has an easy comfortable style that makes his stories a pleasure to readOne of the old sci fi masters with characters possessing that unassuming competence that is refreshing in light of the modern troubled heroThe Wheels of If first story is one of the seminal works in the alternate history sub genreI particularly liked the foreward PEOPLE sometimes accuse me of writing satire This if not exactly a vile canard is at least an inaccurate statement because in the strict sense satire Ls ridiculing established conditions conventions or institutions by exaggeration or burlesue in the hope of changing them In other words it has social significance which is just the thing I studiously avoid in my stories These yarns are meant purely to amuse and entertain and neither to instruct nor to incite nor to improve If you get instructed incited or improved as a result of reading them don t blame me for such was not my intention Don t think for instance that The Contraband Cow contains my opinions on the subject of world government I have such opinions but I don t necessarily incorporate them into my stories These tales all appeared cither in Astounding Science Fiction or in Unknown during the years 1938 1942 They can all be called fantasies in the broad sense that is tain t so stories In a strict sense they are science fiction stories that is stories based upon scientific or pseudoscientific assumptions as opposed to fantasies in the strict sense stories based upon mythological or supernatural assumptions However let s not get ourselves involved in the dusty science of taxonomy at this point Let s rather read the stories and I hope you like them

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The Wheels of If review ç 103 Rical crises had turned out the other wayPark's frantic efforts to get back to his own if world turn Vinland upside down and create a marvelously inventive and entertaining classic of SFIn addition to this famous novel this collection includes The Gnarly Man Hyperpelosity and four other stories in the inimitable De Camp mannerSBN 425 01893 075 A collection of some of his best stories without a dud in the mix

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The Wheels of If review ç 103 On December 1938 · The Contraband Cow · ss Astounding Science Fiction July 1942 · The Gnarly Man · nv Unknown June 1939The Wheels of If turned and Allister Park spun from our own New York through a dizzying succession of alternate worlds to New Belfastbiggest city in the Bretwaldate of Vinland the country that might have been if some histo A really fun collection of short stories

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 191
  • The Wheels of If
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
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