Reviews of Planets Three (1982)
Review by clong (2007-07-31)
These are among Pohl's first published stories and they are pure golden age scifi, with all that entails: beautiful women who may think they're strong, but who need a good man around for protection when push comes to shove, protagonists who don't hesitate to beat up the bad guys when expedient, and aliens who are either bug-eyed monsters or more-or-less human clones. Which is not to deny that reading stories of this ilk can be a fun, guilty pleasure if they catch you in the right mood.
The third story, "Donovan Had a Dream," about Earth's attempts to interfere in a low speed guerrila war between factions on Venus, was the best of the three.