Galactic Odyssey ★★★★★

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Title: Galactic Odyssey
Series: ———-
Author: Keith Laumer
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 129
Words: 37K

This, along with Sentenced to Prism, is one of my most read books. This is the fourth time I’ve read it since 2000 and I know I read it at least 3 times between 1990 and 2000, quite possibly 4 or 5 times. However, my recent re-read of Sentenced and my reaction to it, helped prepare me for this re-read. I had almost the same reaction, ie, a wistful disappointment but because I was expecting it, it didn’t change how I viewed the book like it did for Sentenced.

At under 150 pages, this is a very short story and so much happens, that its serial roots are quite obvious this time around. I hadn’t noticed it in previous reads, but this time around it was rather glaring.

While I still enjoyed this, I think, that just like with Sentenced, the time of re-reading this particular story is over. I’ve changed enough that this doesn’t engage the same way on the emotional level like it has in decades past. Sometimes getting older and changing isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be :-/


23 thoughts on “Galactic Odyssey ★★★★★

    1. Oh man, that cover. I think this was when I realized that sometimes covers lie, completely. The main character is actually a young black man, the woman involved has black hair and there is not a robot in sight. Aye yi yi.

      This did teach me that style is cyclical and gave me hope that one day kilts will be cool again.

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    1. Thankfully, this is about 1000 times better than any filth Farmer could have written, so it has that going for it 😀

      I’ll keep that last sentence in mind for future reviews and try to front load everything into the title, hahahahahaa 😉

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