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Bolos: Their Finest Hour (Bolo best of)

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The Best of the Bolo Stories, Including Stories by David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, S.M. Stirling and More.
Military Science Fiction at Its Best.

Controlled by their tireless electronic brains which were programmed to admit no possibility of defeat, the gigantic robot tanks known as Bolos were almost indestructible, and nearly unstoppable. Their artificial intellig
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Baen (first published 2010)
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Jonathan Stevens
I like Bolo stories. This volume seems to have a number of stories
one might call "infinite repeaters"; they appear in more than one collection.
I have been a lover of the stories about Bolos (giant war machines)since I read my first one many years ago. When I found this anthology of them by different authors I couldn't resist adding it to my collection.

Many of the stories in there can be found elsewhere but it was great having so many in one book. The foreword by David Weber summed up my own opinion about the stories and warns (for those who aren't in the know) that there is absolutely no continuity to the Bolo universe, not even by the
The introduction is helpful, warning the reader to abandon all sense of continuity because the Bolo stories are wildly inconsistent. This collection contains the best of the Bolo stories from previous works, including my personal favorite "A Time to Kill".
Can't seem to get enough of these books full of short stories by Keith Laumer and various authors who write in his style, epic and unique he definitely has a imagination many authors can only wish they had.
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John Keith Laumer (9 June 1925–23 January 1993) was an American science fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a U.S. diplomat. His brother March Laumer was also a writer, known for his adult reinterpretations of the Land of Oz (also mentioned in Keith's The Other Side of Time).

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