Richard Cowper: Out There Where the Big Ships Go



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D Cowper isn t one of the big names of SFF He had some success with his Road to Corlay trilogy which is how I found him but his other work hasn t eceived the The Kaya-Girl recognition it deserves That workanges from standard SF short novels to great stories like the ones in this collection Cowper has a delicate understated style that is a pleasure to ead The stories in this collection are Out There Where the Big Ships Go an astronaut brings back to Earth an abstract strategy game that sweeps the planet Cowper doesn t take this in any of the directions one might predict Instead it s a contemplative story of change seen from the very personal perspective of a child The Custodians a young esearcher discovers an unusual power in an isolated monasteryA. The Custodians 1975Paradise Beach 1976The He.

The first three stories were excellent The final two were a little above average Normally I tend to give three stars to story collections that impress me because of the usual disparity of uality from one story to the next On the basis of the title story however I m inclined to give this one four stars The title story popped up when I searched for classic sci fi short stories it was hard to find but I managed to find a copy in a Danish anthologyA story about a different first encounter about a game and about a boy growing up in a changed worldIt s a timeless story that could have been written yesterday eviewsmetaphorosiscom 4 starsA small collection of late 1970s SF stories by an unfairly overlooked writerI ve often wondered why Richar. ContentsOut There Where the Big Ships Go 1979.

Gain Cowper doesn t take the obvious path and the story is calm and eflective while telling of great change Paradise Beach a married socialite tells her friend about a new artwork her husband has installed in their flat This is of a classic SF crime puzzle told with a delicate touch but otherwise not that strong The Hertford Manuscript a seuel to HG Wells Time Machine Clever and appropriately in character The Web of the Magi a telegraph surveyor in Latin America finds a hidden valley H Rider Haggard without the bombast or A Merritt updated The story has a somewhat disappointing finish but is a nice Graeco-Egyptian Magick read all the same All in all a very nice collection If you haven tead Cowper before this is a good place to start and I do urge you to star. Rtford Manuscript 1976The Web of the Magi 198.

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