Books

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Books : reviews

Hal Clement.
Close to Critical.
1964

(read but not reviewed)

Hal Clement.
Space Lash (== Small Changes) .
Dell. 1969

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

The Foundling Stars. 1966
Dust Rag. 1956
Sun Spot. 1960
Uncommon Sense. 1945
"Trojan Fall". 1944
Fireproof. 1969
Halo. 1952
Raindrop. 1965
The Mechanic. 1966

Hal Clement.
The Best of Hal Clement.
1979

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Mistaken for Granted. 1974
Dust Rag. 1956
Uncommon Sense. 1945
Stuck With It. 1976
Impediment. 1942
Technical Error. 1943
Assumption Unjustified. 1946
Answer. 1947
Bulge. 1968
Question of Guilt. 1976

Hal Clement.
Noise.
Tor. 2003

Kainui is one of a pair of double planets in a binary star system. Mike Hoani has come there to study the language of the colonists, to analyze its evolution in the years since settlement.

Kainui is an ocean planet. Although settled by Polynesians, it is anything but a tropical paradise. The ocean is 1,700 miles deep, with no solid ground anywhere. The population is scattered in cities on floating artificial islands with no fixed locations. The atmosphere isn’t breathable, and lightning, waterspouts, and tsunamis are constant. Out on the great planetary ocean, self-sufficiency is crucial, and far from any floating city, on a small working-family ship, anything can happen. There are, for instance, pirates. Mike’s academic research turns into an exotic nautical adventure unlike anything he could have imagined.

Hal Clement.
Mission of Gravity.
1954

(read but not reviewed)