Monday, April 14, 2014

Alien Stars by C.J. Cherryh, Joe Haldeman, Timothy Zahn

Three great authors, three alien dooms.
Cherryh: In Downbelow Station earthmen and colonists fought to the death. Now Earth and Union must join forces against an enemy that could not surrender.
Haldeman: One moment they are lords of Creation - the next Joe Haldeman's humans are the helpless prey of unexpected enemies.
Zahn: Timothy Zahn's aliens were obviously primitive - so why were their weapons far beyond any invented by man? From backcover.

Three very different science fiction short stories about war.
The two first stories were okay and had some surprises in them but I didn't like the last very much.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Quick fix Challenge (254 pages)
Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014
2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (A-leopard)
CCC-Read your age (published 1985)
Crazy Challenge Connection Bard of Avon

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