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Retief to the Rescue by Keith Laumer download in pdf, ePub, iPad

Good books would have me so engrossed that I hated giving it up to go to bed. When reading this book, I'd often wake up in my chair wondering where the last half hour went, and I was now late for bed.

The books really make light of the situation, but are eager to point out all the wrong-doing in the world. As a result, he was unable to write for a few years. In the mids, Laumer partially recovered from the stroke and resumed writing.

Apparently the pressure for a

Lots of running around to no purpose. As many know, I do most of my recreational reading before going to bed. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U. Although he was unable to write in the early s, he had a number of books which were in the pipeline at the time of the stroke published during that time. This is a shame, because I like most of the Retief books as well as other of Laumer's stories.

Apparently, the pressure for a new novel in the Retief series resulted in an expansion of the short story. The latter deals with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the red-tape-infused failures of people with names like Ambassador Grossblunder.

The latter deals with