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Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity (Federation of Humanity #2)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  108 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Vaughan Roberts and his two companions had been trapped on a crime-ridden, chaotic planet until they bamboozled the population with a gigantic hoax-which brought them to the attention of the Interstellar Patrol, who were looking for a few good con men, capable of ingenious improvisation and adept at playing dirty tricks on the bad guys. The new recruits acquited themselves ...more
Hardcover, 648 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Baen Books (first published 2005)
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Vaughan Roberts and his two companions had been trapped on a crime-ridden, chaotic planet until they bamboozled the population with a gigantic hoax - which brought them to the attention of the Interstellar Patrol, who were looking for a few good con men, capable of ingenious improvisation and adept at playing dirty tricks on the bad guys. The new recruits acquitted themselves admirably, so they naturally were given more tough nuts to crack, including: Flummoxing an alien emp

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Greg
Nov 06, 2011 Greg rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is a good collection of somewhat cheesy pulp science fiction. The author has a talent for humorous twists to end the short stories. Bottom line: a good collection of chewing gum for the mind from the golden age of science fiction.
Ari
More Anvil. Broader range of stories. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, aiming for amusement more than insight.

Freely available as an e-book from Baen's free library.
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Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity (Federation of Man) by Christopher Anvil (2006)
Kevin Connery
Great collection of Anvil’s shorter works, plus the novella Warlord’s Planet.
Jumana
One of those which would make a great movie, but isn't so much fun as a book
David
Classic irreverent humor. A great read.
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Christopher Anvil was a pseudonym used by author Harry C. Crosby. He began publishing science fiction with the story "Cinderella, Inc." in the December 1952 issue of the science fiction magazine Imagination. By 1956, he had adopted his pseudonym and was being published in Astounding Magazine.

Anvil's repeated appearances in Astounding/Analog were due in part to his ability to write to one of Campbe
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