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Keith Laumer

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The first completely automated Bolo, designed to operate normally without a man on board, was the landmark XV Model M, which performed remarkably well.

However, the always-present possibility of capture and use of a Bolo by an enemy was a constan.... View details

THE FIRST APPEARANCE in history of the concept of the armored vehicle was the use of wooden-shielded war wagons by the reformer John Huss in fifteenth-century Bohemia. Thereafter the idea lapsed—unles...
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In this prequel to the Stainless Steel Rat, Slippery Jim is a brash 17-year-old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to priso... View details

As I approached the front door of The First Bank of Bit 0’ Heaven, it sensed my presence and swung open with an automatic welcome. I stepped briskly through-and stopped. But I was just far enough insi...
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Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers is a 1973 comic science fiction novel by American writer Harry Harrison. It is a parody of the space opera genre and in particular, the Lensman and Skylark series of E. E. "Doc" Smith.The main characters are homage... View details

“I’m fired up and rarin’ to go too,” Jerry whispered into the delicate rose ear of lovely Sally Goodfellow, his lips smacking their way along her jaw towards her lips, his insidious hands stealthily e...
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Pulp SF magazine editor Keith Winton was answering a letter from a teenage fan when the first moon rocket fell back to Earth and blew him away.

But where to? Greenville, New York, looked the same, but Bems (Bug-Eyed Mons... View details

THE FIRST ATTEMPT to send a rocket to the moon, in 1952, was a failure. Probably because of a structural defect in the operating mechanism, it fell back to Earth, causing a dozen casualties. Although ...
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It could almost have been Earth - or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Taka, 500 light-years from the Solar System.

Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to tr... View details

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THEY WERE GREEN, THEY WERE LITTLE, THEY WERE BALD AS BILLIARD BALLS AND THEY WERE EVERYWHERE! Luke Devereaux was a science fiction writer, holed up in a desert shack waiting for inspiration.

He was the first to see a Martian - but he certainly wasn't... View details

And about time, considering how long we’d been waiting for them. No one can deny that the preceding century m general, and the preceding half century in particular, had prepared us. Or should have pre...
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“We’re hoping,” said Azeler, “your notorious instability won’t crop up on this assignment.” Jolson’s slump was making Azeler uneasy and he kept absently throw-tog his narrow shoulders back. “Once on P...
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Improbable people and zany machines are introduced in this collection of nine lighthearted tales... View details

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"The Prize of Peril" is a science fiction short story by Robert Sheckley. It was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in May 1958 and first collected in Store of Infinity in 1960 by Bantam Books.... View details

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In “The Prize of Peril,” everyone lives on . . . because when someone is about to die, the emergency squad is always there to bring that person back—whether he or she wants it or not.

The seven other stories in this collection are “The Humours,” “Tr... View details

Raeder lifted his head cautiously above the window sill. He saw the fire escape, and below it a narrow alley. There was a weather-beaten baby carriage in the alley, and three garbage cans. As he watch...
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