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Keith Laumer (1925–1993)

Autor(a) de A Plague of Demons

261+ Works 15,732 Membros 213 Críticas 16 Favorited

About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Keith Laumer

A Plague of Demons (1965) 408 exemplares
Retief's War (1965) 377 exemplares
Retief! (A Collection of Stories) (2002) 347 exemplares
Retief: Emissary to the Stars (1975) 347 exemplares
Retief and the Warlords (1968) 325 exemplares
Retief of the CDT (1985) 303 exemplares
Honor of the Regiment (1993) 297 exemplares
The Time Bender (1966) 296 exemplares
Retief at Large (1978) 294 exemplares
Worlds of the Imperium (1962) 293 exemplares
The World Shuffler (1970) — Autor — 291 exemplares
Earthblood (1955) — Autor — 290 exemplares
A Trace of Memory (1962) 284 exemplares
Envoy to new worlds (1963) 280 exemplares
The Great Time Machine Hoax (1963) 280 exemplares
Dinosaur Beach (1971) — Autor — 271 exemplares
Star Colony (1981) 265 exemplares
The Compleat Bolo (1990) — Autor — 250 exemplares
Retief : Diplomat at Arms (1982) 248 exemplares
The Return of Retief (1984) 237 exemplares
Galactic Odyssey (1967) 231 exemplares
The Star Treasure (1971) 222 exemplares
The Unconquerable (1994) 222 exemplares
Keith Laumer: The Lighter Side (2002) 218 exemplares
Rogue Bolo (1986) 216 exemplares
Retief and the Pangalactic Pageant of Pulchritude (1986) — Autor — 215 exemplares
Retief in the Ruins (1986) 214 exemplares
Retief Unbound (1979) 207 exemplares
The Ultimax Man (1978) — Autor — 204 exemplares
Old Guard (2001) 199 exemplares
The Glory Game (1973) 194 exemplares
The Shape Changer (1972) 191 exemplares
Knight of Delusions (1972) 190 exemplares
Five Fates (1970) 188 exemplares
The Long Twilight (1969) 187 exemplares
The Infinite Cage (1972) 174 exemplares
The Triumphant (1995) 172 exemplares
The Galaxy Builder (1984) 168 exemplares
Last Stand (1997) 165 exemplares
The Monitors (1966) 162 exemplares
Time Trap (1970) 160 exemplares
The Stars Must Wait (Baen Books) (1990) 154 exemplares
Odyssey (2002) 150 exemplares
End as a Hero (1985) 138 exemplares
Legions of Space (2004) 135 exemplares
The Other Side of Time (1965) 133 exemplares
Beyond the Imperium (1981) 129 exemplares
Nine By Laumer (1960) 118 exemplares
Imperium (2005) 118 exemplares
Future Imperfect (2003) 113 exemplares
Planet Run [Expanded Edition] (1982) — Autor — 112 exemplares
Retief and the Rascals (1993) 108 exemplares
The Best of Keith Laumer (1976) — Autor — 106 exemplares
Zone Yellow (1990) — Autor — 104 exemplares
The House in November (1970) 102 exemplares
Judson's Eden (1991) 101 exemplares
The Invaders (1967) 101 exemplares
Retief's Ransom (1971) 99 exemplares
Galactic Diplomat (1965) 98 exemplares
Catastrophe Planet (1966) 98 exemplares
Assignment in Nowhere (1968) 95 exemplares
The Breaking Earth (1981) 93 exemplares
Greylorn (1968) 92 exemplares
Once There Was a Giant (1600) 91 exemplares
Planet Run (1967) 91 exemplares
Retief: Ambassador to Space (1967) 85 exemplares
Alien Minds (1991) 79 exemplares
Back to the Time Trap (1992) 75 exemplares
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Galaxy (1965) — Autor — 70 exemplares
Dangerous Vegetables (1998) 68 exemplares
THe undefeated (1974) — Autor — 62 exemplares
The Universe Twister (2008) 60 exemplares
Chrestomathy (1984) 59 exemplares
The Frozen Planet and Four Other Science-Fiction Novellas (1966) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Big Show (1972) 51 exemplares
Envoy to New Worlds / Flight From Yesterday (1963) — Autor — 50 exemplares
The Drowned Queen (1968) 45 exemplares
Earthblood & Other Stories (2008) — Autor — 39 exemplares
The Afrit Affair (1968) 37 exemplares
Fat Chance (1974) 32 exemplares
The Gold Bomb (1968) 30 exemplares
The Invaders: Enemies from Beyond (1967) 28 exemplares
The Day Before Forever [novella] (1969) 28 exemplares
Gambler's World (2009) 21 exemplares
The Yillian Way (2009) 18 exemplares
Ruimte-Odyssee (1975) 17 exemplares
Embassy (1965) 14 exemplares
In strijd met de chaos (1988) 13 exemplares
In the Queue [short story] (1970) 13 exemplares
Het laatste bevel (1977) 13 exemplares
Dinochroom (1973) 11 exemplares
SF 130 GTX de Luxe (1978) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1965 April, Vol. 23, No. 4 (1965) — Autor — 10 exemplares
It Could Be Anything (2009) 9 exemplares
Bolo Night Of the Trolls (1963) 9 exemplares
The Last Command [short story] (1966) 9 exemplares
Doorstep (1961) 8 exemplares
The King Of The City (2016) 8 exemplares
Bolo: Rogue Bolo (2020) 8 exemplares
Cultural Exchange (2016) 7 exemplares
The Hounds of Hell 7 exemplares
Prototaph 7 exemplares
Star-Sent Knaves (1963) 7 exemplares
Aide Memoire (2020) 6 exemplares
Saline Solution (2020) 6 exemplares
A Bad Day For Vermin (2019) 5 exemplares
De andere hemel (1988) 5 exemplares
The Frozen Planet (2016) 4 exemplares
The Long Remembered Thunder (2020) 4 exemplares
Hybrid 4 exemplares
Of Death What Dreams (1970) 4 exemplares
The Brass God 4 exemplares
The Castle Of Light 4 exemplares
Courier (1961) 4 exemplares
The Forest In The Sky 3 exemplares
Thunderhead (1967) 3 exemplares
The Devil You Don't 3 exemplares
The Negotiators (1975) 3 exemplares
The Garbage Invasion (1991) 3 exemplares
Giant Killer 3 exemplares
Combat Unit (1960) 3 exemplares
Wicker Wonderland 3 exemplares
Sealed Orders 3 exemplares
Policy 3 exemplares
Native Intelligence 3 exemplares
Worldmaster 3 exemplares
The Planet Wreckers 3 exemplares
Protocol 3 exemplares
Palace Revolution 3 exemplares
Mechanical Advantage 3 exemplares
Ballots And Bandits 3 exemplares
The Desert and the Stars (2020) 3 exemplares
El gran espectáculo (1972) 3 exemplares
Retief of the Red-Tape Mountain (2020) 2 exemplares
El largo crepúsculo (1969) 2 exemplares
The Forbidden City 2 exemplares
Bolo: The Stars Must Wait (2020) 2 exemplares
Dam Nuisance 2 exemplares
A Hoax in Time (2014) 2 exemplares
Grime And Punishment 2 exemplares
Un resto de memoria (1977) 2 exemplares
Trick Or Treaty 2 exemplares
Placement Test 2 exemplares
Message To An Alien 2 exemplares
Protest Note 2 exemplares
Cocoon (2020) 2 exemplares
A Trip To The City 2 exemplares
Three Blind Mice 2 exemplares
The Walls (2020) 2 exemplares
Founder's Day 2 exemplares
Fantalmanacco 2 exemplares
The Body Builders 2 exemplares
The Exterminator 2 exemplares
Niss Soul Buyer 2 exemplares
Goobereality 2 exemplares
Mind Out Of Time 2 exemplares
Ultimatum 2 exemplares
Internal Affair 2 exemplares
The Piecemakers 2 exemplares
The Hoob Melon Crisis 2 exemplares
The Troubleshooter 2 exemplares
Greylorn [short story] (1959) 2 exemplares
Pime Doesn't Cray 2 exemplares
Street Scene (1968) 2 exemplares
Exterminator 1 exemplar
Mightiest Qorn 1 exemplar
King Of the City 1 exemplar
Devil You Don't 1 exemplar
Fremde Dimensionen 1 exemplar
Choice 1 exemplar
Body Builders 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Special 37 (1981) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Colony 1 exemplar
The Invader 1 exemplar
Planet Wreckers 1 exemplar
Field Test [short story] (1976) 1 exemplar
End as a Hero [novelette] (1963) 1 exemplar
De onnavolgbare 1 exemplar
The Plague 1 exemplar
The Half Man 1 exemplar
Birthday Party 1 exemplar
A Relic of War [short story] (1969) 1 exemplar
The Choice 1 exemplar
Overpopulation 1 exemplar
Retief Protocol 1 exemplar
Retief Policy 1 exemplar
Retief Piecemakers 1 exemplar
Retief Ultimatum 1 exemplar
Worlds of If Super Pack #3 (2017) 1 exemplar
Retief: Issue 1 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contribuidor — 1,919 exemplares
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contribuidor — 578 exemplares
Partners in Wonder (1971) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
Bolo! (2005) — Created by, algumas edições436 exemplares
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 408 exemplares
Old Soldiers (2005) — Created by, algumas edições355 exemplares
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contribuidor — 221 exemplares
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contribuidor — 194 exemplares
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories Six (1971) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
My Favorite Science Fiction Story (1999) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Autor — 127 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 3: Cosmic Knights (1954) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
The Year 2000 (1970) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Dogs of War: Ten Classic Stories of Men and Machines in War (2002) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Combat SF (1951) — Autor — 109 exemplares
Time Wars (1986) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (1957) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Orbit 7 (1970) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Best of the Bolos : Their Finest Hour (2010) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Citizens (2011) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Orion's Sword (1980) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Infinite Arena: Seven Science Fiction Stories About Sports (1977) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Young Extraterrestrials (1984) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Many Worlds of Science Fiction (1971) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The IF Reader of Science Fiction (1966) — Autor, algumas edições60 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
A Pocketful Of Stars (1971) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Analog 7 (1966) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Best from Amazing Stories (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best from Fantastic (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1969 January, Vol. 27, No. 6 (1969) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 exemplares
SF Inventing the Future (1972) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
International Relations Through Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 01, April 1963 (1963) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazin I. (1978) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Fantastic. No. 131 (January 1966) (1966) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Alfa vijf : sf-verhalen (1976) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 02, June 1963 (1963) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 22, February 1967 (1967) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Worlds of If Science Fiction 85, December 1964 (Vol. 14, No. 7) (1964) — Contribuidor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Worlds of If Science Fiction 68, May 1962 (Vol. 12, No. 2) (1962) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 24, Summer 1970 (1970) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American Government through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Thrilling Science Fiction, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Thrilling Science Fiction, October 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Found: Classic scifi book alien abduction. em Name that Book (Junho 2021)
SciFi - Story about a guy named Dammy em Name that Book (Julho 2012)
"Surrogates"-esque sci-fi short story em Name that Book (Fevereiro 2012)

Críticas

Two mildly engaging stories, one about the politics of time travel and the other about AI gone wild. The rest are so-so to mediocre especially the title story---an adolescent fantasy on a James Bond theme. OK if you like your pulp sci-fi corny and glaringly outdated.
 
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NurseBob | 1 outra crítica | Apr 6, 2024 |
I had never heard of Bolo before, but have read some Keith Laumer years ago.

A book of short stories from the 60s full of 2 dimensional characters, but very easy reading and a lot of fun.
 
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stubooks | 3 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
This was the first book by Keith Laumer that I read during my teenage fascination with science fiction. After reading several of Laumer's other novels, he quickly became one of my favorite writers in that genre.
 
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jwhenderson | 4 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
Like Biron Bayard, the hero of Worlds of the Imperium, author Keith Laumer was an ex-soldier and diplomat. He lived quietly, writing stories and designing model airplanes on an island in a Florida lake. Biron was not so lucky. While walking in Stockholm, he is kidnapped by agents from an alternate universe who want him to impersonate a local dictator. Biron is just the kind of suave swashbuckler we would d expect from the man who created Retief of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne.
Laumer wrote two sequels in the 1960s and one more in 1990. They are on my list of books to read.
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Tom-e | 3 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
261
Also by
64
Membros
15,732
Popularidade
#1,446
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
213
ISBN
419
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
16

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