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Bluejay Books, 1984 - Science fiction, American - 318 pages
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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

I've always been a fan of Keith Laumer but I'm not familiar with the co-author, Rosel George Brown. There are a couple of novels written by her. This book is from the classic SF period of the 1960s ... Read full review

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User Review  - beatbox32 - LibraryThing

If I had read this book at 13, I'd probably have a much more positive opinion of it. Not that I think it was a bad book, but it had some flaws. The protagonist Roan is an intriguing fish-out-of-water ... Read full review


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Keith Laumer was born John Keith Laumer in Syracuse, New York on June 9, 1925. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a U.S. diplomat. He is best known for the Bolo stories and Retief series. His other works include The Other Side of Time, A Trace of Memory, Dinosaur Beach, and A Plague of Demons. He suffered a stroke in 1971, which negatively affected the quality of his work and his career declined. He was also a model airplane enthusiast, and published two dozen designs between 1956 and 1962 in the magazines Air Trails, Model Airplane News, Flying Models, and Aero Modeler. In 1960, he published How to Design and Build Flying Models. He died on January 23, 1993 at the age of 67.

Rosel George Brown attracted attention during her unfortunately brief writing career with an impressive number of short stories in all the leading science fiction magazine which combined science fiction and irresistible humor, ranging from the dryly witty to raucous slapstick. She was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1959, and her first novel, "Sibyl Sue Blue", was widely and favorably reviewed, but her writing career came to an untimely end in 1967 when she died of cancer at the age of 41.

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