Time Traders/Galactic Derelict has ratings and 31 reviews. terpkristin said: The July S&L pick, this was a refreshingly quick read. I like time trave. Galactic Derelict has ratings and 64 reviews. Dean said: Andre Norton’s Galactic Derelict will forever be special to me. As a youngster, I struggle. Andre Norton’s books have long, been favorites in the science-fiction field. In GALACTIC DERELICT, the second novel in the Time Traders Series (first.
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Intelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with te. And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with technologies — and weapons — far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: When small-time criminal Ross Murdock and Apache rancher Travis Fox stumble separately onto America’s secret time travel project, Operation Retrograde, they are faced with a challenge greater than either could have imagined possible.
Their mere presence means that they know too much to go free. But Murdock and Fox have a thirst for adventure, and Operation Retrograde offers that in spades. Both men will become time agents, finding reserves of inner heroism they had never expected. Their journeys will take the battle to the enemy, from ancient Britain to prehistoric America, and finally to the farthest reaches of interstellar space For this volume, Norton has updated The Time Traders and Galactic Derelict to take into account 40 years of political, social, and technological developments–such as computer games, a concluded cold war, and many more female characters in sf–without essentially changing them.
In Time TradersRoss Murdock has the choice of rehabilitation or volunteering for a secret research project, which turns out to be searching the past for the source of illicit technological i. In Time TradersRoss Murdock has the choice of rehabilitation or volunteering for a secret research project, which turns out to be searching the past for the source of illicit technological innovations.
In Galactic Derelict, Travis Fox stumbles on a time-travel project and has to be recruited for it; then he and his comrades take an involuntary trip aboard an alien starship that crashed on Earth before recorded history. The characters’ can-do attitude and Norton’s magic with a story have survived two generations in fine style, and these tales remain the same sort of quintessential fun as Star Warsand with more intelligence.
May there be a market for their further reprinting in ! My review of Time Traders. My review of Galactic Derelict.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I like time travel books, so the premise of this one was good to start out with. But luckily, it didn’t have time to meander too long, as it was a rather short book overall.
Time Traders/Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton
I could point out flaws and concerns with the book, but honestly, it was a quick and fun romp into the past with an unlikeable dude as the narrator, and the flaws didn’t kill the book for me. I guess it’s the first in a series, and maybe at some point I’ll go and read the next one seeing as I have it already in this editionbut I was pretty good with how it ended.
I liked the book. Dec 22, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Travel back to the far reaches of history! Race against time versus Russian spies! Blast off into outer space using thousand-year-old alien tech!
Encounter strange alien creatures on distant worlds! This book basically is a kitchen sink of everything nifty in science fiction, a fun ride following a batch of fairly interesting characters. After getting used to Ross’s point of view during the first half, the switch to Travis in the second kind of threw me, and I missed getting to hear Ross’s thoug Travel back to the far reaches of history!
After getting used to Ross’s point of view during the first half, the switch to Travis in the second kind of threw me, and I missed getting to hear Ross’s thoughts, but it was still an enjoyable read. Jun 01, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, just to be confusing, I’ve completed the first novel in this two-in-one edition, which is also called Time Traders.
And it’s good noryon. Ross Murdock, ne’er do well, is offered the choice of rehabilitation or volunteering by the judge in charge of sentencing.
So he signs up for something with the military, that turns out to be time travel. Mostly, though, it’s the story of Ross fighting it out with pre-historical people and survival in the wilderness.
For those who care, there isn’t any sex So, just to be confusing, I’ve completed the first novel in this two-in-one edition, which is also called Time Traders. For those who care, there isn’t any sex or swearing, and the fighting is all in self-defense.
I could see Norton scoring big with the middle-grades for the adventure aspect alone. Now galacttic completed the second volume, I have nortin few more thoughts.
I’m disappointed that there aren’t really any female characters, except one in the first volume. And the science isn’t really important, being so derelidt as to be magic to the characters. But there are lots of positives. Both stories are action-packed, from the subtle tension of trying out alien food to see if humans can use it, to thrilling fights with fierce creatures, to the constant tension of survival in a large and unknowable universe.
And although the stories are relatively brief, there’s time to comment on the architecture, the art, the culture of aliens. I’d gaoactic these to younger readers particularly, because there isn’t a lot of ambiguity. Our heroes are able to distinguish intelligent beings from animals pretty quickly, and reliably, nor do they encounter any culture they can’t quickly identify as such.
And the introduction of an Apache in the second book is an opportunity to deal with discrimination without being too heavy-handed. The second volume will remind readers of The Time Machine for its quick survey of other beings, thankfully without the moralizing. May 18, Derek rated it liked it Shelves: Having re-read the book s some 30 years after my first reading, they hold up really well this galactkc of is actually an omnibus edition of the first two volumes of the series, and Galactic Derelict.
It holds up fairly well – there are few anachronisms introduced by the advance of technology since Norton wrote the stories, but there are a few strange quirks of technology.
Why is a refueling station still operative barely thousands of years after its abandonment, but the compon Having re-read the book s some 30 years after my first reading, they hold up really well this version of is actually an omnibus edition of the first two volumes of the series, and Galactic Derelict. Why is a refueling station still glactic barely thousands of years after its abandonment, but the components that store the memory of spaceship navigation are so fragile that galactiv have to derelich about even new ones?
If your ship’s navigation is broken, you’re doomed. If the refueler breaks, you call out a repair crew: That said, the characters are enjoyable and mostly believable; the technology derellct not inconceivable; and the plot works. The stories are still, after 50 or 60 years enjoyable enough that now I’ll have to read the sequels – which I haven’t read before.
Dec 05, Kerry rated it really liked it. I read them in the mid-Sixties, when they were not too nodton. Fifty-some years after their original publication, they still hold up fairly well as adventure stories. The only anachronistic item at all it the use of the Russians as the bad guys. However, it is the Russians of the new Russian Empire that was formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Not a bad prediction, but it still feels somewhat This omnibus contains “The Time Traders” and “Galactic Derelict,” both written in the late s.
Not a bad prediction, but it dwrelict feels somewhat Cold War-ish. But that is a minor quibble. The interesting projection in the novel was that Americans gave up the Space Race after reaching the moon. Eerily derelit considering that the novels were written before we had even obtained orbit.
The story is an interesting mix of time travel and space opera. Mankind venturing into the past to discover the technology of the now seemingly extinct aliens. This was a Sword and Laser bookclub pick.
It didn’t really age well, very light characterization, plotting practically nonexistent, more of a pulpy action nortpn. Only one woman making a brief appearance in the book of course, and plenty of casual racism, exactly what you would expect for the time this was produced.
There are parts that move along, the beginning of Time Traders is good, but the middle becomes repetitive and the end cuts off a bit abruptly. The second book is a bit better, and featu This was a Sword and Laser bookclub pick. The second book is a bit better, and features a minority character but the characterization is uneven, and towards the end the plot feels like it is just nprton off some boxes.
If very old fashioned pulp sic-fi deerlict your thing, this is short enough to give it a try, but I found it dragged and took me a long time to read.
Time Traders/Galactic Derelict
Ross Murdock is a criminal, but has enough potential that instead of jail time, he’s offered the chance to work with the government on a secret project This is classic, old-style SF, and entertaining on that level, although for a couple reasons this didn’t work out well for me.
One of them was simply that it was actually two books, merged into one. And that’s fine in some cases, but in this case, the second book is quite different in focu Ross Murdock is a criminal, but has enough potential that instead of jail time, he’s offered the chance to work derelicy the government on a secret project And that’s fine in some cases, ahdre in this case, the second book is quite different in focus than the first So it leads to the annoying experience where you’re reading a book called Time Traders and expecting Time Travel shenanigans and spend half the book having nothing to do with time travel.