A Logic Named Joe
The Pirates of Zan - When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer-in return for being permitted to "escape," he must shake up the establishment, which is getting set in its ways. He succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expec ...more
To get back off the tangent, the reason I started reading A Logic Named Joe is because of the title. I wasn't sure what a logic was, but there was definitely something interesting about it. When I looked for more information, I was ...more
It totally predicts the Internet and the problems that happen when kids can find bomb making info on their computers (logics) and private information about their neighbors.
The story itself is probably only a 3 star but I gave it an extra star for being so great at predicting ...more
Three complete novels, one of them a Hugo Award finalist, with a number of short stories. The Pirates of Zan - When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer-in return for being permitted to "escape," he must shake up the establishment, which is getting set in its ways. He succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expectations, becoming not just a pirate, but the deadliest do-gooder in the galaxy. Gateway to Elsewhere - Suppose that in anoth...more
Mais ce bref récit est tout simplement génial. Ayant écrit ce livre en 1946, l'auteur était bien en avance sur son temps lorsqu'il a imaginé un scénario impliquant un réseau informatique mondial qui dégénère.
Ce livre vient renforcer ma préférence pour les histoires courtes. J'ai bien aimé le style s ...more
In any case, the volume contains three novels and three stories. Taking it from the bottom, "Dear Charles" is the weakest from the lot, having an annoying narrator and little humor. "A Logic Named Joe" is a more intriguing story which, as the introductions points out, seems to all but predict the Internet, or at least som ...more
So I was happy to stumble across a copy of this compilation of other stories and novels by him. All of them employ a not-always-so-tongue-in-cheek sense of humor which doesn't alwa ...more
"A Logic Named Joe" *****
Murray Leinster not only predicted the internet, Google, and Amazon with remarkable accuracy in 1946, he did it in a hilarious story that also examined what an AI with a sense of humor but no desire to be sociable might mean in our world.
"Dear Charles" **1/2
Frankly, I read this story more than 6 months ago, and do not recall it. But I don't recall hating it, either, so it gets a gentleman's C.
Gateway to Elsewhere *** ...more
Well worth the time and money for anyone who enjoys science fiction.
Will F. Jenkins
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Murray Leinster was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.
An author whose career spanned the first six decades of the 20th Century. Fr ...more