The Hugo Winners, Volume 3 Book 2

edited by Isaac Asimov
Reviewed date: 2004 Jul 30
351 pages
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Hugo winners, they're all good stories. Except that crazy Langerhans story by Harlan Ellison. That was just abysmal.

  • 1973 Novella: The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula K. Le Guin - Conflict between human loggers and native "creechies" on the frontier world of New Tahiti.
  • 1973 Novelette: Goat Song, by Poul Anderson - In a world run by unfeeling machines that control every aspect of society, a man demands the reincarnation of his true love.
  • 1973 Short Story: The Meeting, by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth - Poor father of mentally retarded child looks into schooling options.
  • 1973 Short Story: Eurema's Dream, by R. A. Lafferty - Stupid child is genius inventor, invents machines smarter than himself.
  • 1974 Novella: The Girl Who Was Plugged In, by James Tiptree, Jr. - Ugly girl is trained to remotely operate the body of a beautiful young girl.
  • 1974 Novelette: The Deathbird, by Harlan Ellison - Earth is dying, God is crazy, and the Serpent was the good guy all along.
  • 1974 Short Story: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, by Ursula K. Le Guin - The unnatural happiness of a community is contingent upon the persecution and absolute misery of one child.
  • 1975 Novella: A Song for Lya, by George R. R. Martin - People on Shkeen are joining the native cult which involves delivering oneself to the parasitic Greeshka, to be Joined for a time, and then finally absorbed (digested) into the Greeshka.
  • 1975 Novelette: Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 30° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W, by Harlan Ellison - Man searching for his lost soul, or something. This story was basically unintelligible.
  • 1975 Short Story: The Hole Man, by Larry Niven - Scientists sent to Mars find an abandoned alien research station, with a gravitic transmitter device powered by a quantum black hole.

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