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Immortal Wombat
10-05-2006, 11:56:07
My favourite spoof is probably "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers" by Harry Harrison. It's a brilliant pastiche of every old "romp around the galaxy" space opera.

From an Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399111867/002-2557078-6830430?v=glance&n=283155) review:
This is a dead-on satire of E.E. "Doc" Smith's most famous works, the "Lensman" and "Skylark" series. Harrison gets in all of Smith's trademarks: The hysterical prose, the cliffhanger chapter endings, the amazing BEMs, the questionalbe science, the all-American cardboard idiocy of the heroes, the vapidity of the heroines, the simplistic black-and-white morality, the wonderful and imaginitive settings, the jingonistic patriotism, the nonstop action, even Smith's love of a good steak. If you've read any of Smith's work (and possibly if you haven't), you'll laugh until you wet your pants.

10-05-2006, 12:00:27
harry harrison is cool