Police Operation

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Author: H. Beam Piper
Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,428 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PS
Series: Paratime
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 3,416
Added to site: 2006.08.17
mnybks.net#: 14609
Origin: gutenberg.org

Hunting down the beast, under the best of circumstances, was dangerous. But in this little police operation, the conditions required the use of inadequate means!

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ension of space-time.

Outside was a wide hallway, with a pale green floor, paler green walls, and a ceiling of greenish off-white. A big hole had been cut to accommodate the dome, and across the hallway a desk had been set up, and at it sat a clerk in a pale blue tunic, who was just taking the audio-plugs of a music-box out of his ears. A couple of policemen in green uniforms, with ultrasonic paralyzers dangling by thongs from their left wrists and bolstered sigma-ray needlers like the one on the desk inside the dome, were kidding with some girls in vivid orange and scarlet and green smocks. One of these, in bright green, was a duplicate of the one he had seen rubbing herself down with a towel.

"Here comes your boss-man," one of the girls told the cops, as he approached. They both turned and saluted casually. The man who had lately been using the name of Richard Lee responded to their greeting and went to the desk. The policemen grasped their paralyzers, drew their needlers, and hurried into the

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2014.11.05
bhold
*****

Does the question - "What is time?" - hold interest for you? How does our perception of past, present, and future actually work? This book presents an interesting idea on that, as well as the concept of "paratime". Anyway, the story is about a paratime-travelling police officer assigned to correct an inconsistency that has been introduced into an alternate timeline. I found it original and entertaining.

2012.10.17
Sardo Weems
****.

A parallel Earth story, the a cop from an alternate Earth trying to fix a screw-up on our world without being too obvious about it.

Fairly absorbing story.


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