Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

by Harry Harrison
Reviewed date: 2020 Jan 20
Rating: 1
190 pages
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It’s a rollicking grand adventure through the galaxy. It’s a spoof on the worst excesses of space opera, and has some genuinely funny moments. I laughed aloud. At first the plot reminded me of Doc Smith’s Skylark books, and then it reminded me of the Lensman series.



(There’s always a but.)

But: this kind of deliberately bad writing is funny as a novelette. It’s tiresome as a novel. I tired of this one long, long before its 190 pages were over.

Thumbs down.

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