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The Best of Hal Clement Contents Impediment 1942 Technical Error 1944 Uncommon Sense 1946 Assumption Unjustified 1946 Answer 1947 Dust Rag 1956 Bulge 1968 Mistaken for Granted 1974 A Question of Guilt 1976 Stuck with It 1976 Best Read [ The Best of Hal Clement ] by [ Hal Clement ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. Hal Clement was pretty much the king of hard science writers, ensuring that science fiction had a scientific basis Usually to the point where the plot itself revolved around it Connie Willis would be the opposite end of that spectrum, where a future setting is the closest she comes to science as all Althoug...

  2. a lot better than iceworld, this stuff works much better in short story form than it does in novels clement likes to write problem stories and is good at coming up with alien worlds and scenarios, but doesn t really write characters very well with iceworld, the scientific problem wasnt enough to sustain an entire novel, and a lot of the scenes with the humans felt like padding, but that is largely avoided here the characters are still dull golly gee whiz 1950s types, and the stories that work a lot better than iceworld, this stuff works much better in short story form than it does in novels clement likes to write problem stories and is good at coming up with alien...

  3. There are bits in a few of the stories that feel a little dated but overall even the older stores seem very modern Especially good if you like non traditional protagonists in stories.It is also refreshing to read a story...

  4. Sort of Martian esque, in short form.

  5. I came into this expecting that Clement would try to ground his stories in what was possible and was not disappointed This makes his best stories that much better However, many of the older stories highlight the problem with hard science fiction Unexpected advances in technology make these storiesoutdated than the so called magical science that iscommon Most of the time this is trivial it was funny reading about characters in a space station having to deal with thousands of tu I came into this expecting that Clement would try to ground his stories in what was possible and was not disappointed This makes his best stories that much better However, many of the older stories highlight the problem with hard science fiction Unexpected advances in technology make these storiesoutdated than the so called magical science that iscommon Most of the time this is trivial it was funny reading about characters in a space station having to deal with thousands of tubes in their computers Clement himself notes, in the afterword, that he was wrong in assuming analog would beat digital in computer techn...

  6. Impediment 1942 a classic problem story A certain lack in the alien s knowledge of physics is extremely implausible given their level of technology compare to a similar implausibility in the much later story Neutron Star by Larry Niven However, the central idea of communication and assumptions made is very clever and carries the story despite the clunky and dated prose which may be part of its charm.Technical Error 1943 the crew of a wrecked spaceship, stranded on an airless asteroid Impediment 1942 a classic problem story A certain lack in the alien s knowledge of physics is extremely implausible given their level of technology compare to a similar implausibility in the much later story Neutron Star by Larry Niven However, the central idea of communication and assumptions made is very clever and carries the story despite the clunky and dated prose whic...

  7. I decided to read this when attempting to get an introduction to the idea of hard science fiction, and I ll be the first to say that it was incredibly dense The author managed to completely design a world, discuss the physical facts about the world, and how the protagonist uses it to his advantage in what both qualifies as a short amoun...

  8. This collection of hard science fiction short stories is well worth reading for any hard scifi fan Hal Clement is a master of the genre, and does an excellent job of creating scientifically interesting settings for each of these stories.While there is some lack in character development, this is not unusual in short stories, as there generally isn t enough time to permit substantial change Muchdisappointing is Clement s continual use of sexism but this was standard practice in his time This collection of hard science f...

  9. Just what the title says a collection of Hal Clements best short stories and novelletes.Hal Clement was a master at exploring extreme physical conditions through the medium of science fiction, but with a hard science rational to support his speculations enjoy

  10. The Best of Hal Clement by Clement 1979