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  •  I was very taken with this (8+ / 0-)

    when I encountered it as an impressionable teenager. Seaton's technical skill, can-do-anything attitude and aw-shucks demeanor (even when later being elevated to Overlord of the Galaxy) was a good model for budding geeks such as myself. Also from a pop culture point of view, I think this was one of the first series to feature galaxy-level struggles and multiple weird alien races, predating Star Wars by many decades (Doc's Lensman series would later carry this theme even further). Ok, in retrospect it was not exactly great writing and Doc's view of women doesn't play well in the 21st Century. But still, very imaginative and forward-looking stuff, and a good read if you are prepared to overlook some flaws.

    •  View of women - no kidding. (3+ / 0-)

      Dorothy is such a ditz that I wince when remembering the "love scenes".  

      (Yes, Smith tries to unditz her in the last book. It doesn't work. And, yes I know, she's supposed to have a PhD. She's still a ditz. :-)  )

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      by raboof on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 05:18:24 AM PST

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