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The Leader

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Author: Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
Published: 1960
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,601 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,958
Added to site: 2007.11.30 19149

The trouble with being a Superman, with Super powers, and knowing it, is it's so easy to overlook the unpleasant possibility of a super-superman!

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rn, University of Laibach, to Professor Albrecht Aigen, care Mathematical Institute, Bozen.

Naturally I suspect psi. He belongs with my rat and she-dog. Try to arrange it.


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Telegram from Professor Albrecht Aigen, Mathematical Institute, Bozen, to Dr. Karl Thurn, University of Laibach.

Schweeringen refuses further tests. Fears proof he causes malfunctioning of computer will cause unemployment here and may destroy all hope of hoped-for career in mathematics.


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Telegram from Professor Albrecht Aigen, at Mathematical Institute, to Dr. Karl Thurn, University of Laibach.

Terrible news. Riding bus to Institute this morning, Schweeringen was killed when bus was involved in accident.


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Telegram from Dr. Karl Thurn, University of Laibach, to Professor Albrecht Aigen, care Mathematical Institute, Bozen.

Deeply regret death Schweeringen. When you come here please try to bring all known

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
JoJo Biggins

A thinly disguised and poorly executed do-over of Hitler. The author attributes The Leader's incredible abilities to being psychic. Moderately interesting until the end, at which point the author halts the story with 5th grade finesse.



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