Shakespeare"" was a marooned adventurer whose last days on an uncharted planet were solaced only by the companionship of a...

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SHAKESPEARE'S PLANET

Shakespeare"" was a marooned adventurer whose last days on an uncharted planet were solaced only by the companionship of a nasty-looking alien named Carnivore and an old copy of the Bard to which he confided his final paranoid speculations. Carnivore and Shakespeare's nicely bleached remains are apparently in sole possession of their unappetizing planet when a cruising cyborg-guided spaceprobe arrives from one direction and a girl maroonee from the other. Simak can assemble serviceable characters but fails to get them functioning as a cast. So-so basic situation, strangely uncertain tone, disjointed effects.

Pub Date: May 13, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1976