Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Derai, by E.C. Tubb – reviewed
The difference I guess is that this kind of space adventure is my absolute favourite kind of book, and E.C. Tubb nails it on the head. Everything the book does, it does with superb efficiency and skill. It reminds me of Jack Vance’s space adventures, and there is nothing I like to be reminded of more. Even if you’ve eaten a hundred chocolate biscuits before, the next one looks just as nice. This kind of stuff is my comfort food…
Derai (Dumarest of Terra #2), by E.C. Tubb, Arrow, pb, 188pp (1968).