Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review of Cold Victory by Poul Anderson

Author:  Poul Anderson.
Title:  Cold Victory.
PublisherTor Publishing.
Copyright:  1982.
Pages:  282.
Price:  $2.75 (US).

Overview and Impressions:

Cold Victory is an assortment of short stories about the Psychotechnical League that rose out the ashes of World War III in 1958.  Science became the guiding force behind human development.  Prosperity became common place.  But automation and technology put human labor to waste.  Discontent and revolution soon followed. 

Anderson's short stories are set in this dystopian future.  They revolve around Earth, Mars, the asteroid belt, and Jupiter's moons.  Each of them has a retro feel to them.  Most were written in the 1950s.  Cold Victory reads quick.  It was nice change from WH40K novels to read some hard retro sci-fi.


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