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The title story is interesting if not great, and Intangibles, Inc is one of the best stories I ve read this year, but the other two especially the final story had me skimming a bit. Grade D This is a compilation of four novellas exploring different sf themes.The first, Neanderthal Planet, is set in the future when intelligent machines run the world and the remnants of humanity are kept in zoos The machines regard people with ancestral respect, but believe they are not able to take care of themselves having nearly wiped themselves out during Nuclear Week The second, Danger Religion , is a parallel universe story in which it is possible to move between alternate worlds with var This is a compilation of four novellas exploring different sf themes.The first, Neanderthal Planet, is set in the future when intelligent machines run the world and the remnants of humanity are kept in zoos The machines regard people with ancestral respect, but believe they are not able to take care of themselves having nearly wiped themselves out during Nuclear Week The second, Danger Religion , is a parallel universe story in which it is possible to move between alternate worlds with varying degrees of similarity to our own This ability is exploited by inhabitants of the different universes in their power struggles for political and religious ends.The third story, Intangibles Inc., is about a typical working class couple who are visited by a wrinkled door to door salesman who sells intangibles The husband ends up with a goal in his life, which is inherently meaningless but nevertheless gives him a purpose The fourth story, Since the Assassination, takes place in the future when the first inhabitants of a lunar colony return to earth and are found to have shifted 0.833 seconds ahead of earth time due to the effects of gravity Consequently they cannot be seen and communication is impossible The president was assassinated but no suspect can be found and it seems to be related to a top secret project It s an action oriented mystery to find the killer is it somehow related to the lunar colony or the top secret project I love the author s style, story telling and exploration of these sf themes I always enjoy the ideas Aldiss comes up withthan I enjoy actually reading his books His characters are usually not very interesting and the way he views women is dated, to say the least This is a collection of four stories novellas I thought Intangibles, Inc was the best of the bunch It reads like a parable without being obnoxiously moral Overall, entertaining but not a keeper. Meh *Free E-pub ↠ Neanderthal Planet ⇹ On Neanderthal Planet the beings were both less a than human than human Now they had to decide which way to go If you fall into the wrong matrix of the past, present or future you must beware of the choices you face The sign s clear Danger Religion Intangibles, Inc couldn t be seen, but it ruled the lives deaths of a couple their children In Since the Assassination a drug granting immortality is conceived Then moon visitors find that time is distorted Would Earth withstand such pressures Four Aldiss epics available for the first time Neanderthal Planet novelette, Danger Religion novella, Intangibles, Inc novelette,Since the Assassination novelette,