SURVIVAL FROM INFINITY: Original Science Fiction Stories For Young Readers by Roger -- Ed. Elwood

SURVIVAL FROM INFINITY: Original Science Fiction Stories For Young Readers

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kids who have traveled very far in the world of science fiction will already have survived an infinity of such stories. These range from Mack Reynolds' banal commentary on peer group dynamics in an urban complex circa 2000 A.D. to Arthur Tofte's routine proof of the adaptive value of emotions in ""Survival On A Primitive Planet"" and Mary Kinsolving's similar, if irony-tinged demonstration of their ability to prevail over a society held together by robot-controlled programming. After seven variously mechanical entertainments, Raymond F. Jones does let in a glimmer of excitement in ""Reflection of a Star"" as a brother and sister go skin diving in their local swimming hole only to emerge on a desert planet where they are offered a chance to give up their human forms and pursue the adventure of pure knowledge. In the aggregate though, this is destined for extinction.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1974
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts