Transmission Error

Transmission Error Daniel Godfrey has been sentenced to be transported to a prison planet for a crime he didn t commit but something goes wrong with the transmatter device and Daniel and his companions are thrust onto

  • Title: Transmission Error
  • Author: Michael Kurland
  • ISBN: 9780515045147
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daniel Godfrey has been sentenced to be transported to a prison planet for a crime he didn t commit but something goes wrong with the transmatter device, and Daniel and his companions are thrust onto an alien world whose people are human than they have any right to be This is a place where pirate ships fly, giant birds recite poetry and eat people, and the moving ciDaniel Godfrey has been sentenced to be transported to a prison planet for a crime he didn t commit but something goes wrong with the transmatter device, and Daniel and his companions are thrust onto an alien world whose people are human than they have any right to be This is a place where pirate ships fly, giant birds recite poetry and eat people, and the moving city of Beloparsus is slowly and ponderously approaching the sea And somewhere on the planet, for a reason Daniel cannot guess, someone is trying to kill him Michael Kurland wanders along a tight rope between story and style His plots are imaginative and his relating of same is damnably clever There are double and triple entendres and inside jokes about science fiction and its writers The Readers Guide to Science Fiction American editor and author who writes adventure and spy novels as well as SF Kurland s science fiction is fast paced, rich in descriptions of unusual societies, and filled with action The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Kurland has the talent to create and sustain interesting characters and he paces his fiction so well it sails along with the reader in tow happily in tow A good read Science Fiction Review.Another first rate SF adventure by a master entertainer

    One thought on “Transmission Error”

    1. This is an inventive and mildly amusing yarn; it's also one of those rambling adventures in which the protagonists continually escape from one predicament straight into another, as Rincewind tends to do in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.To be honest, the endless series of escapes is not my favourite design for a novel, and having read some of Kurland's other books I was a bit disappointed in this one. Readable enough, but not his best.Apart from the Discworld, the bizarre scenario also sligh [...]

    2. My copy's a somewhat bedraggled paperback. This is a very funny book, from the first scene with the robobartender trying to swear despite its censor programs, right to the end. The adventure story is essentially a framework for such gems as the Elsh phrasebook.

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