Review: Pawns Gambit by Timothy Zahn



Publisher: Open Road

Publishing Date: January 2016

ISBN: 9781504016209

Genre: SciFI/Fantasy

Rating: 2.8/5


Publishers Description: The pieces included in Pawn’s Gambit range from the adventure science fiction Timothy Zahn is famous for to post-apocalyptic tales and humorous fantasy. In “The Price of Survival,” an alien ship arrives in our solar system without hostile intentions—but with a desperate need that could destroy humanity. “The Giftie Gie Us” is set in a post-apocalyptic United States, in which two lonely survivors find love among the ruins. And in the title story, a human and his alien opponent face off over a game that will decide which one of them will return home—and which will not. This collection also includes the Hugo Award–winning novella Cascade Point and eight stories previously unpublished in book form. 

 Review: A collection of old short-fiction stories that “launched” the career of the author. Self-aggrandizement where is thy sting? Some were good, some were so-so.   Pretty average fair when you add in a lot of phrasing to expedite the scenes (said softly, growled and murmured). Get it, don’t get it, no one will care.


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