Upstarts

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Author: Joseph Wesley (L.J. Stecher)
Published: 1960
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,272 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 999
Added to site: 2008.12.12
mnybks.net#: 22839
Origin: gutenberg.org

Earth was being bet on to break her blockade... but what was the purse... and who was to collect?

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res for a healthy and comfortable life cannot be provided from the resources of that single world alone, and that gives us a very considerable measure of control.

"And it is true that we can always exterminate any planet that refuses to obey the just and legal orders of its Viceroy. So we achieve a working balance in our Empire. We control it adequately, and we live in peace.

"The Sundans, for example, though they took the rule of the Empire that was rightfully ours away from us, through trickery, were unable to take over the Sectors we control. We are still powerful. And soon we will be all-powerful. In company with you Earthlings, that is."

Crownwall nodded. "In other words, you think that we Earthmen can break up this two-million-year-old stalemate. You've got the idea that, with our help, you can conquer planets without the necessity of destroying them, and thereby take over number one spot from these Sunda friends of yours."

"Don't call those damn lobsters friends," growled Gg

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.06.11
Paulo Respighi
****.

The Vegans (who, from their teeth, eat meat) have blockaded the Earth as a test. When the Earthlings break the blockade they ask human help to overthrow the galactic dictators.

What seemed at first to be a hokey story, had a couple of interesting twists, a conception of a new type of space travel, and a wicked, if not evil, ending.


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