A Logic Named Joe
Baen Publishing Enterprises, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 608 pages
ALTRUISTIC SPACE PIRATES, NUCLEAR-POWERED DJINN, A TIME-TRAVELLING KANGEROO¾AND MORE . . .
Three complete novels of humorous adventure, one of them a Hugo Award finalist, plus a trio of witty short stories with the distinctive Leinster touch.
The Pirates of Zan¾When a young man is accused and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer¾in return for help in escaping, he must shake up the galactic establishment, which is getting dangerously set in its ways. He succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expectations, seemingly becoming a space pirate, but being in reality, the deadliest do-gooder in the galaxy.Gateway to Elsewhere¾Suppose that somewhere the world of the Arabian Nights is real, including very powerful and dangerous djinns, who are nothing like Aladdin's big blue pal. A man from our world wouldn't have a chance against them . . . or would heThe Duplicators ¾ A planet where everyone has a machine which can duplicate anything would be the wealthiest world in the galaxy, right Wrong. And unless the hapless voyager who's trapped on the planet can find a solution to its problem, his voyaging will be over¾permanently.
Plus three short stories, including "A Logic Named Joe," an uncannily prophetic story of home computers and the internet ¾ written in 1946!
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"Murray Leinster was not only a very good writer, he was a pioneer. He invented the field of parallel-universe stories with his "Sidewise in Time," and his "First Contact" set the pattern for all the stories that followed of¾well¾of first contact with alien civilizations. The wondrous thing about his work is that those great, trend-setting stories read as fresh and timely as they did all those years ago." ¾Frederik Pohl
". . . good stories, marvelously put together. . . . It's a pleasure to watch such a masterly craftsman at work, producing a couple of hours of diverting reading with unfailing skill." ¾Robert Silverberg
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