THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement

THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT

Vol. II, Music of Many Spheres

KIRKUS REVIEW

Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942–87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. More than most authors, Clement labors in the traditional fields of hard science fiction, developing knotty, challenging puzzles for his characters to meet and overcome with scientific rationality and common sense. His protagonists are beings of many persuasions, often alien, using their knowledge and intelligence to solve problems, whether escaping from captivity, analyzing apparently incomprehensible situations, or simply doing business. At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful.

Pub Date: May 1st, 2000
ISBN: 1-886778-07-8
Page count: 506pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2000




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