PDF KINDLE Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers õ Harry Harrison


  • Paperback
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  • Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
  • Harry Harrison
  • English
  • 08 May 2020
  • 9781932100839

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    PDF KINDLE Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers õ Harry Harrison Originally published on my blog here in March 2001As spoofs go this must rank as one of the most outrageous ever written Like many science fiction fans I have a considerable affection for the space operas of writers likeEED

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Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

Review à Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Harry Harrison Workshed they decide to sneak it aboard their football team's airplane as a prank The boyish plan backfires however and the boys find themselves along with their crush Sally and the seemingly loveable school caretaker Old John h. Originally published on my blog here in March 2001As spoofs go this must rank as one of the most outrageous ever written Like many science fiction fans I have a considerable affection for the space operas of writers likeEEDoc Smith but I would have to admit that they are poorly written sexist and sometimes usually unconsciously racist They succeed because of their imagination things like galaxy destroying weapons even though written at a time when Mars was as far as most science fiction was willing to travelThe parodistic relationship with Smith in particular is very clear at the start which is based extremely closely on his first novel Skylark Two college boys are playing with a particle accelerator and some cheddar cheese when they discover a portable space warp They set off with this in a Jumbo Jet with their girlfriend who can t decide which of them she prefers and school janitor and Communist spy John the token black characterThe story is funny in its own right as well as being a merciless parody of the shortcomings of the genre It also possesses a wonderful twist at the end which like many of the jokes would be spoilt by repetition

Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Harry Harrison

Review à Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Harry Harrison Urtling through the solar system towards Titan an icy moon of Saturn inhabited by hideous ice creatures Titan and the 20th century are only suare one as the foursome becomes embroiled in a vast intergalactic century jumping battl. Come on Jerry the accumulators are crackling with barely restrained power Chuck shouted Deliberately ridiculous dialogue sets the scene for Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers Harry Harrison s classic spoof on Pulp era science fiction Two college students Chuck and Jerry accidentally discover a powerful new substance made out of cheddar cheese cheddite and use it to build a space ship out of a 747 which just happens to be available Along with their black friend and former Communist spy John and their love interest Sally who mainly screams faints and cooks the omni competent heroes both Chuck and Jerry are simultaneously brilliant engineers scientists and rugged outdoorsmen meet up and fight with alien races every one of which has fortunately listened to your radio broadcasts and learned fluent English and set up the Galaxy Rangers modelled on the Texas Rangers which apparently no one other than Earthmen could possibly have thought of beforeThe Pulp era is a period roughly between the 1890s and 1950s in which inexpensive fiction magazines were mass printed on cheap wood pulp paper They were not not exclusively science fiction SF but the genre definitely got its start in these publications with lurid exploitative and sensational subject matter The uality was to put it politely highly variable The top writers of SF Clarke Asimov Heinlein etc got their start in pulps but most of it was being written to provide cheap uick entertainment with literary uality on the bottom of the priority list Star Smashers most directly references the Lensman and Skylark series of E E Doc Smith who is arguably the Father of Space Opera If you enjoyed the Star Wars series you are enjoying the direct descendants of Smith s writing including the episodic nature of the stories However the scientific pretensions of the main characters are also Harrison s satire on the positions of John W Campbell the hugely influential American science fiction writer and editor As editor of Astounding Science Fiction later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact from late 1937 until his death his dictates on story content shaped the genre for generations While his insistence on scientific understanding by writers improved the uality of the genre from the original pulps he also insisted that heroes be predominantly cigar chewing competent guys He was a notorious racist so the competent guys would be white as well Harrison skewers the Campbellian hero type by making Chuck and Jerry absurdly over the top geniuses but with an underlying pettiness which becomes apparent as John proves to be eually competent if not so Sally also chafes against being constantly sidelined and ignored except when being menaced by aliens or when food needs to be prepared but she gets to rebel at the very end The relationship of Chuck and Jerry as guys is also shown to be rather intense Star Smashers was first published in 1973 so the Golden Age of Pulps and Campbell would have been in the recent memory of people reading it It s worth noting that the Galaxy Ranger s spaceship a converted Boeing 747 had its first commercial flight in 1970 So it was still groundbreaking aerial technology when this book was written as opposed to being the old workhorse aircraft of today This perhaps sums up the current problem of Star Smashers as a satire the works and era it is satirising have almost vanished Virtually no one reads Doc Smith any and the Pulp era primarily lives on in film Star Wars but also the Super Hero genre Guardians of the Galaxy would be the most obvious homage to the Pulp and Golden Age SF sensibilities out today The late Harry Harrison died 2012 was a giant of the SF genre in his own right and he stood out by using satire in his classic works such as the Stainless Steel Rat series He also wrote humorous one offs such as The Technicolor Time Machine which is much better than Star Smashers Harrison is deliberately writing badly in Star Smashers to satirise the Pulp style While it is certainly entertaining for a while it begins to drag on the reader despite the book being very short less than 200 pages Star Smashers works best for contemporary readers if you have an awareness of the era it is satirising or if your taste extends to extreme silliness

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Review à Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Harry Harrison The wild galaxy hopping adventures of brash young scientists Jerry Courtenay and Chuck van Chider are at the core of this classic space opera When the two college students develop a faster than light space drive in their homemade. As a longtime fan of the Lensman series by E E Doc Smith how could I NOT love Star Smashers It s as clever a spoof as anything by the Zucker brothers Fun goofy and full of the best faux drama you ll ever findIf you want a rollicking good space adventure with iron jawed heroes damsels in distress evil aliens and epic scope all done with tongue firmly ensconced in cheekthis one s for you