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Of the two novels in Star Soldiers, I enjoyed this onethan Star Guard It hadof the things I always liked about Norton s stories inter species cooperation, telepathy, and an upbeat ending The characters evince ranges of behavior, with the major ones developing as the story progresses People not all of them human you don t mind hanging out with, for awhile. Probably my favorite book by Andre Norton The ensemble cast of Kartr, Fylh, Zinga and Rolth were fun to read. @READ KINDLE Ø Star Rangers ⛅ InAD the Stellar Patrol was the last remnant of the power of a once flourishing intergalactic empire It is a time of decadence and dissolution in the Empire Sector wars are carrying off and worlds from Central Control Individual bureaucrats are usurping their positions to carve out private kingdoms Only the incorruptible Patrol and its Code remain to stand in their way Yet, the Patrol has seen better days Their ships are old and there are no replacements only cannibalization keeps them running The supply ships come less and less often Communications between sectors and with Central Control itself is breaking down There are fewer and fewer new recruits The only thing still as strong as ever is the dedication, honor, and tradition of the Patrol The Vegan scout Starfire was one of the few ships left to the Patrol Fleet, which was dispersed on a useless mission to remap forgotten systems on the edge of the galaxy The crew of the Starfire realized that there was little chance that they would ever return yet they performed their duty to the best of their ability Until Starfire crashed and could go no further They were stranded on a fertile planet, with breathable air but it was completely off their charts There the mixed crew of aliens and humans had to face the dangers of a strange planet, and the greatest threat of all the breakdown of discipline and the beginnings of anarchy Quickly scouting around their crash site, they find evidence of a long vanished high tech civilization in the Sealed Cities, along with nomadic hunter gatherer level groups of humans Looking for better shelter to tend their injured personnel, the rangers enter one of the cities, only to find it occupied by another group of refugees and ruled by the Acturian Cummi, a master telepath, one who is not above overpowering and directly controlling other people s minds, who is bent on becoming the sole ruler of the planet Zinga, a member of the ancient historian race of Zacathans, and the human Kartr, both high order telepaths themselves, though not of the strength of Cummi, end up in a memorable mental battle with Cummi This unsurprisingly reads like a sci fi novel from the early 50 s but is not offensive any way It s not particularly good but it s short enough to get into and finish before letting irritation over the writing and endless action plot taking over. I first read this book when i was 8 or 9, back in the 1960 s, when i found it in the school library i enjoyed it then, being the target audience, and I have a hardback copy now on my bookshelf I will always enjoy this book, even though my tastes have inevitably becomesophisticated, because there is an innocence and clarity about the story and the writing style that I find immensely appealing, even after all these years Definitely a keeper While the history doesn t seem to quite match up, this is ostensibly set in the same universe as Star Guard, after jumping forward a thousand or so years to the decline the galactic empire that humans have become part of A little laggy in parts, but with some enjoyable parts.Women actually appear in the book And a couple have names and everything Actually serving in the Patrol, but in a kind of Women s auxiliary supply corps And the usual wives and mothers While the history doesn t seem to quite match up, this is ostensibly set in the same universe as Star Guard, after jumping forward a thousand or so years to the decline the galactic empire that humans have become part of A little laggy in parts, but with some enjoyable parts.Women actually appear in the book And a couple have names and everything Actually serving in the Patrol, but in a kind of Women s auxiliary supply corps And the usual wives and mothers I had never managed to get much farther than a couple chapters into a Norton book Maybe I just needed to be in the right frame of mind or my taste in books needed to change but after having this one on my shelves for 7 years I decided to give it another try.While it came across as a boys adventure story with some aliens and spaceships thrown in for fun and a racism is bad message, I ended up enjoying the story. I read this book about 35 years ago when I was a kid There was very little of the plot that I recalled, but I always remembered enjoying it Strangely enough, I always recalled the cover art from the 1974 paper back version Norton s writing is obviously a bit dated published in 1953 But she spins a great old school science fiction story that concentrates on the characters rather than the technology, and then she plugs in a twist at the end that s both poignant and hopeful. This was the first book I ever owned, and it set me on the path to being a science fiction writer. 130917 at the moment i have been reading woman authored pulp golden age us science fiction fantasy, roughly 1930 to 1960 this is another attempt to immerse myself in popular culture of that time no matter how despised that writing might have been this is not high lit or big bestsellers, this is not poetry, modernism, avant garde, maybe not something to study at u though reading this at u special collections but many people read this, so it must have appeal of the erathis is probably sff 130917 at the moment i have been reading woman authored pulp golden age us science fiction fantasy, roughly 1930 to 1960 this is another attempt to immerse myself in popular culture of that time no matter how despised that writing might have been this is not high lit or big bestsellers, this is not poetry, modernism, avant garde, maybe not something to study at u though reading this at u special collections but many people read this, so it must have appeal of the erathis is probably sff as tv miniseries by now, in that the science aspect of sff is neither significant, unique, credible, but only a way of enabling adventure fiction to encompass space travel, aliens, blasters etc this by norton might be emblematic there are loyal remnants of fallen roman type space empire, space travel not much different than sea sailing, robots and vanished civilizations, primitives who worship gods of space , carefully graded psi powers, essential mystery and essential gunfights but also progressive attitudes re alien comrades, dealing with primitive cultures, honour against dishonourso i enjoyed this, perhaps aided by low expectations, but it is an easy read, plot, characters, motivations, emotions, actions all essentially human essentially male no women, no irony, no confusion, no difficulty in knowing who and how the good are good and the bad are bad reading this reminds me of stanislaw lem claiming the american sff authors were charalatans around singular genius philip k dick well sure, if you want innovative, satirical, memorable work but if you want downmarket sff adventure this is fine