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    Edmond Hamilton(Author)

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  • PDF | 464 pages
  • Edmond Hamilton(Author)
  • Legend paperbacks; paperback / softback edition (1985)
  • English
  • 7
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By Keestr Koben on August 2, 2017

    Great author! Excellent book!

  • By Guest on February 21, 2013

    This is an excellent work. The three stories tell a nice space opera type story of Morgan Chane. It has all the great elements from classic SF stories from the 60s. An enjoyable read with a good quick plotline, decent characters and some fun tech background.

  • By Faemeister on January 31, 2012

    I read this book many years ago and lost it in a divorce. I found it again here on Amazon and bought it. the three stories brought back great memories and excitement as I followed Morgan Chane and his adventures. I highly recommend this book

  • By Mel Odom on May 19, 2014

    Edmond Hamilton was a pulp writer from the 1930s. He wrote most of the Captain Future pulps and earned the sobriquet, World Wrecker, because of the planet destroying plots he embraced.In later years, he moved into comic books and wrote several of the early issues of Superman and Batman, as well as helping give the world the Legion of Superheroes, which has long been a fan favorite.I picked up one of his Starwolf novels back when I was a kid. I think I read it, but I couldn’t really remember it. The name of the main character, Morgan Chane, stuck in my head for at least forty years.Still, occasionally at Half Price Books and other places, I run across some old paperbacks I haven’t read. My original is probably packed away in a storage shed I’ve had for years.After reading through the first Starwolf book, The Weapon from Beyond, I totally understand why I can’t remember reading it – if I indeed did. The plot has a great hook at the start, and I do remember that, but the rest of it goes downhill pretty fast.Morgan Chane escapes from a blood vendetta put on him by the rest of the Starwolves over killing a friend of his. This fellow Starwolf was one of Chane’s best friends, so that’s a story I really wish we’d gotten here. We don’t, but I have hope that the next two books will pick up that plot thread, especially since the last book in the trilogy is called World of the Starwolves.In this volume, Chane gets rescued by an Earth mercenary leader named Dilullo and brought into the mercenary band, though we don’t really see why Dilullo would do that. A father/son relationship almost forms in this first book, so I’m hoping that comes to the forefront during the next two.For most of the book I was swept away in the old pulp feel of the adventure. Hamilton does a great job of bringing that starfaring kind of adventure to life, dropping in new worlds and new aliens at a rapid clip. I liked Chane’s adventures on the other worlds, and it took me back to those days of discovering the early science fiction novels I found in the public library and on the creaky shelves and in musty boxes of the swap shops of my childhood. This is the kind of stuff Andre Norton and Robert A. Heinlein did so well back when I was a kid.Sometimes it’s good to be a kid again.I didn’t expect a lot out of the book, just some good memories and a little fun, and that’s what I got. Science fiction has grown up a lot since these books came out, and I miss the whiz-bang wonder of those old days.The Weapon from Beyond is a classic science fiction tale, short and to the point, and doesn’t delve too deeply into science. The characters are thin and just fleshed out enough to keep the story entertaining. The only quibble I really have is the ending. For whatever reason, Hamilton doesn’t deliver an earth-shattering ending in this one.I’ll wait a little while on the second one, but I will get to all three this summer. I’m looking forward to them.

  • By A customer on August 29, 1998

    "Starwolf" is actually a collection of three novels from the late 1960s: "The Weapon from Beyond," "The Closed Worlds," and "World of the Starwolves".The Starwolves are Viking-like space pirates whose world's harsh gravity imparts to them a superhuman strength and musculature. Morgan Chane was almost one of them...though his family had come from earth. Finding himself an outcast after killing a fellow Starwolf in a feud over their plunder, Chane joins a band of tough interstellar mercenaries to survive. However, his troubles are not over--if any but Dilullo, the aging Merc in charge of the mercenary band, learns his secret, his life could be forfeit, for Starwolves are considered such a menace that they are usually shot on sight.These books owe a lot to "Conan: The Barbarian," some to the pulp SF books of the 30s and 40s, and a bit to "The Stainless Steel Rat". Though somewhat derivative, they are nonetheless competantly and entertainingly written, with sufficiently interesting characterization, that they are well worth the time they take to read.

  • By average on December 5, 2007

    A heavy gravity world man falls in with a bunch of spaceraiders, these sort of physical advantages are handy in that line of work.When he has a disagreement with them they are also handy when running away.No-one at all likes you then, pretty much. Not the best situation to be in. Good for readers of the book, though.2.5 out of 5

  • By A customer on January 5, 2003

    If you like slam bang adventure science fiction, with vividly drawn characters, pirates, mercenaries, and dozens of strongly drawn worlds and cultures, this will be your cup of tea, and I highly recommend it. The Starwolf series is full of the excitement and wonder and sense of limitless possibilities for adventure that is missing from much contemporary science fiction. This would be a good book to get a youngster hooked on sci fi (though I first read the StarWolf series as a 30 something adult and have gone back to it several times. Indeed, I've gone on to read everything I can find by Edmond Hamilton.)A really fun read.

  • By Jesse Hirst on July 22, 2015

    I've read this book so many times that the book is barely keeping it together. it's amazing

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