Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Imperial Stars by E.E. Smith with Stephen Goldin (The Family d'Alembert Series, Book 1)

Synopsis: The galactic Empire of Earth, faced with a cunning plot to dethrone the the rightful Emperor, turns for help to its top agents: Jules and Yvette d'Alembert, superhumanly-strong natives of the triple-gravity planet DesPlaines. Only the legendary d'Alemberts have the know-how and the quickness to succeed where every other agent has failed. But to do so, they have to crack the defenses of the mightiest fortress in the galaxy. (from the back of the book)

Review: I picked up the fifth in the series at a thrift shop, and it looked intriguing, so I purchased this first book for pennies online. It proved as amusing as I'd hoped. Written in the 1972, it has all you'd expect from a cheesy space opera. With lasers, flying cars, strange planets, gold lamé hot-pants, and villain with a goatee and red silk robes - hell, there are even communist! While the plot is somewhat predicable and far-fetched, it in no way detracts from the book. Action, humor, dastardly deeds, and heroic feats - this book has it all! I highly recommend if you are looking for a pleasing, light, read.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-425-00592-2
Date Finished: 3-28-2015
Pages: 143

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