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OH My!! I read this book and its successors when I was a kid. So did my dad. Ruth Stiles Garnett is one of the best children's book writers EVER!!
01/29/2009
Both very funny and very clever. The Russians and the Chinese keep bluffing each other with worse and worse nukes and plagues, but then AFGHANISTAN calls their bluff and ends the Cold War!
11/01/2008
One of the finest of Piper's works. It is a tale in which all people who read are in a high tech scribes class, and treat other people badly. A frightening tale, but hopeful
11/01/2008
Short Story that is part of the first Stainless Steel Rat book, and a wonderful story
11/01/2008
Looking back on this magnificent book, It makes me wonder if this is where George Lucas got the idea for the Ewoks. I love anything by H. Beam Piper
11/01/2008
Both an Alternative history like Piper's Indo-European Volkswanderung Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, and a subtle joke on the reader if he is not knowledgable of the Napoleonic Period. Look up Arthur Wellsely!
11/01/2008
considering it was published, oh about 20 YEARS before three Mile island or Chernobyl, it is pretty accurate to what would really happen.
11/01/2008
Claire Duffy - Snarky Protagonists, Dark Facts Blended With Fiction, and Suspenseful Crime-solving
FEATURED AUTHOR - Claire Duffy was a screenwriter for over a decade until she caught herself cycling past a production company and giving it the finger. She decided she didn't like the person the film industry was turning her into. Duffy quit, took a temporary job at a daycare in Stockholm, and wrote her first novel while her class of one-year-olds took their afternoon nap. Through blogging that story in daily chapters, she discovered indie publishing and never looked back.