Review of Death Ship by Richard Matheson

18586183This is a very interesting short story about the three-man crew of a spaceship who, landing on a planet, find a crashed craft. They investigate, only to find their own faces staring back at them (and no, that isn’t the spoiler it sounds like).

The story is well written, drawing one in, and each of the characters is well-depicted and different in personality. The ending was not expected, but I’ve seen better “punch lines” (in this case, several sentences…) than was employed to wrap this story up.

Good classic scifi. I am dubious about the time travel tag though. On the surface it appears to be time travel, but when one scratches it a bit, that notion falls apart.

3/5 Rating

My other reviews of this collection can be found here.


About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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