- Apr 1, 2007
My first was Moon of Three Rings.Which one Conn? One of the first SF novels I read in my formative years was Star Rangers (aka The Last Planet). Written in 1953 (I've still got my copy), it is a space opera with feelings for the characters. Great for younger readers, which I was at the time. I've read it again in the past decade and I still enjoyed it. It was the story that hooked me, not its inclusion into the SF or the F camp. Sometimes I think we get a little too patriotic about our chosen genres.
It started like an adventure like space story and became much about ideas,humans,cultures,aliens.
Must say i like the first half of the book much more than the second half. The hole space traders that lived,bred,worked in their ships and trading around the galaxy was interesting. Coming to a weird human planet with feudal society .
It lost too much late in the book.