Sunday, 25 August 2013
The Gods Laughed
Meanwhile, The Gods Laughed collects nine stories on the theme of human-alien contact, including:
"Peek! I See You!" and "Details," both discussed recently because reread in other collections;
"A Little Knowledge," part of Anderson's Technic Civilization History;
"Captive of the Centaurianess," which I think connects with "A Bicycle Built for Brew";
"Soldier From the Stars" - I remember the theme of this story, how to conquer Earth without destroying any of it, but I will reread it to appreciate the details;
"The Word to Space," in which a Jesuit descended from Moriarty confuses some aliens by questioning their religious dogmatism.
That leaves three stories:
"When Half Gods Go"
- and, having glanced through the book, I am no longer sure that any of them is the one I thought, but they will be worth reading in any case.