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by Keith Laumer

  • ISBN: 044009285X
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  • Author: Keith Laumer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell; First Edition edition (June 1, 1974)
  • ePub book: 1288 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1528 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 751

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also a short story bk, I quoted Harlan Ellison's introduction in wch he outlines Laumer's extensive military background. The stories in that collection reflect some military experience but not exclusively - the subject matter is more varied.

John Keith Laumer (June 9, 1925 – January 23, 1993) was an American science fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the United States Air Force and a diplomat in the United States Foreign Service. His older brother March Laumer was also a writer, known for his adult reinterpretations of the Land of Oz (also mentioned in Laumer's The Other Side of Time). Frank Laumer, their youngest brother, is a historian and writer.

Keith Laumer, well-known for his tales of adventure and action, shows us a different side of his talent in this original, exciting and thought-provoking exploration of the meaning of meaning. Once again it is up to Jamie Retief to save another diplomatic mission. Terra has recently signed a treaty with the planet Petreac. But revolution threatens and the Terrans must save the Nenni cast or their mission will end in abject failure.

Once again it is up to Jamie Retief to save another diplomatic mission. John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the United States Air Force and a .

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Eric Flint is a posthumous omnibus of Keith Laumer's early Retief stories

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Eric Flint is a posthumous omnibus of Keith Laumer's early Retief stories. It consists of the very first Retief novella from Fantastic, "Diplomat- at- Arms," which is presented as a portrait of Retief late in his career. It doesn't really fit comfortably with the rest of the tales.

lt;< Previous bookNext book . The Undefeated. 1974) A collection of stories by Keith Laumer. Used availability for Keith Laumer's The Undefeated.

John Keith Laumer (1925–1993) was an American science fiction author

The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive, colorful, and, in the long run, deadly! It was up to Jame Retief to figure out how to respond to the Yill's overtures in the correct manner; all the while keeping his superiors from making a deadly mistake. John Keith Laumer (1925–1993) was an American science fiction author. more than 400 pages of great reading!

Keith Laumer is best known for his Bolo stories and his satirical Retief series. The former chronicles the evolution of super tanks that eventually become self-aware through the constant improvement resulting from centuries of intermittent warfare against various alien races

Keith Laumer is best known for his Bolo stories and his satirical Retief series. The former chronicles the evolution of super tanks that eventually become self-aware through the constant improvement resulting from centuries of intermittent warfare against various alien races. The latter deals with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the red-tape-infused failures of people with names like Ambassador Grossblunder. The Retief stories were greatly influenced by Laumer's earlier career in the United States Foreign Service.

Keith Laumer is known for the Bolo and Retief stories. The Retief stories were greatly influenced by Laumer's earlier career in the US Foreign Service. The Bolo stories chronicle the evolution of super tanks that eventually become self-aware through the constant improvement resulting from centuries of intermittent warfare against various alien races. The Retief stories deals with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the red-tape-infused failures of people with names like Ambassador Grossblunder. Sci-fi & Fantasy.

John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author. A collection of stories The classic military dilemma-preventing those who defend you from turning on you-is seemingly solved with the implementation of the Bolos, mechanical servants with artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art high-tech weaponry.

Cover art by Bob Pepper. Collects four stories: Worldmaster, The Night of the Trolls [Bolo series], Thunderhead, End as a Hero.

Comments

Yozshugore Yozshugore
My first read of contemporary Sci-Fi, ca 1974 .
Laumer is so good at this stuff ; tough guy Heroes and gritty, but never over-the-top descriptive action .
After this I was hooked on Science Fiction .
You always remember your first .
Thundershaper Thundershaper
This is not the science fiction I usually read, as it involves super heroes (disguised as ordinary men), tanks-on-steroids called Bolos, and standard guy-against-the-universe plots. But nobody does a better job with this kind of material than Keith Laumer. I love his stuff and it makes a nice break from cyber-dudes and computer games.

"The Undefeated" consists of four novellas published from 1963 through 1967 in "Galaxy" and "Worlds of Tomorrow" sci-fi magazines. They are:

"WorldMaster"--After the defeat the Soviet Bloc (yeah, I know, a bit dated) in a fierce space battle where his admiral's ship appeared to hang back out of the fight, Captain Maclamore learns that his commander is saving space's last remaining battleship for better things--like helping him take over as supreme ruler of Earth. Does Captain Mac want to join his old friend in the new World Order? Heck, no. Mac's going to take out the wannabe-El-Supremo or die trying. (Anyone with a 'carefully lamp-tanned' face has got to be a bad guy in a Laumer novella.)

"The Night of the Trolls"--Eighty or so years after the Big War, Jackson wakes up in a top-priority research center and discovers that what used to be America has been bombed back to the Stone Age. What exactly happened while he was asleep? In order to find out, Jackson must first get by the rogue Bolo that guards the research center where he had slept away eight decades.

"Thunderhead"--Lieutenant Carnaby has been stranded for twenty-one years on a miserable mining planet with a single surviving (if you can call it that) settlement. He tends his beacon station, wondering if the Fleet has forgotten him---"Maybe they're too busy fighting the Djann to check in with every little JN beacon station on the Outline." When a message does finally come through, Carnaby's flitter is long defunct, and he must make the long climb up Thunderhead to reset his beacon. If he does make it to the top, it won't be much fun. The long-absent Fleet has asked him to call an enemy warship down on top of himself.

"End as a Hero"--A bit more tongue-in-cheek than the first three stories. Grantham (a Retief clone) escapes from the enemy Gool (gigantic icky telepathic slugs) and makes his way back to Earth, only to discover his own people are trying to destroy him because they think his mind is controlled by the Gool. After the first few attempts to blast him into atoms have failed, Grantham does some serious thinking on how to persuade his commanding officers that he's still on their side.