cover image On a Planet Alien

On a Planet Alien

Barry N. Malzberg. ibooks, $14 (432pp) ISBN 978-0-7434-3509-3

Barry N. Malzberg (who's interviewed in the current issue of Locus magazine), a John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner and a fan of SF spiced with sex scenes and revelatory endings, offers readers three novels in a single volume in On a Planet Alien. In the title novel, a mission to civilize the natives of a distant planet goes awry when the captain and his crew start to question their motives and maybe even lose control of their minds; In the Enclosure charts the thoughts of an alien desperate to escape his human captors; and in Scop, a time traveler triesand repeatedly failsto prevent history's most terrible moments from happening.