I picked up this novella, written by a philosopher, on a whim. Did I like it? Let’s find out!
(This doesn’t actually have a cover so here is Marvin the Martian)
PG-13 (Some language) : ~100 pages
Three Worlds Collide is a story I wrote to illustrate some points on naturalistic metaethics and diverse other issues of rational conduct. It grew, as such things do, into a small novella. On publication, it proved widely popular and widely criticized. Be warned that the story, as it wrote itself, ended up containing some profanity and PG-13 content.
This inspires serious thought about ethics and if our world has chosen the right path for itself.
- This has an interesting view of aliens. You get your “classic” alien fix, but also a new view of aliens as well.
- Without the philosophical content, this is still a good science fiction story. I mention this because even though I rave about how thought provoking it is, I don’t want to mislead you to think it is a boring read.
- Don’t go into this book expecting action. You will not see any space battles in this. Just lots of conversations.
- This can also become a little confusing. It does take some brain power to read.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this novella and loved the thinking it encouraged me to do after.
- Characters – 4/5 (Not the most compelling.)
- Plot – 3/5 (Basic alien story)
- Writing – 4/5 (It’s not written by a professional author and it shows sometimes.)
- Unique – 5/5 (So thought provoking!)
Overall I give this 4 Babyeaters out of 5.
Have you read this? What did you think of it? I would love to know!