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Man From P.I.G. And R.O.B.O.T. (Puffin Books)

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The men of the Patrol are the warriors and policemen of space. And none have more dangerous assignments than those from the P.I.G. and R.O.B.O.T. battalions!
The time has come when the Patrol is spread too thinly around the galaxy. New planets are constantly being colonized, bringing fresh problems of law-enforcement and defence against alien attack.
So new solutions are sou
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Published (first published January 1st 1968)
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Rasheed
Oct 20, 2011 Rasheed rated it it was amazing
Contains two comedic sf novelettes with linking parts:
The Man from P.I.G. (1967) 4/5
The Man from R.O.B.O.T. (1969) 5/5
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A cavalry of pigs? Love it!
I read this with a huge grin throughout - so clever! So funny! I've not read much sci fiction, finding sometimes that the plot can get bogged down in overly technical descriptions. So it was a relief to find this hilarious book reads more like a secret agent "Get Smart" episode with undercover agents aided by pigs and robots, that just happens to be set against an outer space backdrop.

The first half "The Men From P.I.G." (Porcine Interstellar Guard) is my favorite of
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In the far future, the interstellar law enforcement body is thinly spread and has to use more subtle methods than simply sending in a battleship. Here are two tales of the specialist corps which work undercover, sending in a single man with some very specialised help -- the men of the Porcine Interstellar Guard, and the Robot Obtrusion Battalion Omega Three.[return][return]This pair of novelettes were written for children, but are equally entertaining for adults. Each story is a nicely construct ...more
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Harry pulls off two fast and lightly comical planetary tales in his usual matter of fact style. Both stories are linked by their subject matter of inhospitable colonies intercepted by an agent. I found the Men from P.I.G to be more keeping with Harry 's gift for galactic absurdity but all in all both books provided an entertaining read.
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Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973). He was also (with Brian W. Aldiss) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction G
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