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Once There Was A Giant and No Ship Boots In Fairyland

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Once There Was A Giant (1968)
It's not often that a fellow gets paid well to do what he'd like to do for free, and Baird Ulrik does only that. A licensed assassin who only contracts to kill dope runners, con men, and other scum, Baird Ulrik is an assassin with scruples. But one day he's framed for a crime he didn't commit and his only way out is to assassinate a man who has
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Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1984 by Tor
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The 1984 version has only two stories: Once There Was a Giant and a "bonus" No Ship Boots in Fairyland.

Once There Was a Giant (4-stars) is a Jack the Giant Killer story, but the rolls are reversed. "Jack" (Baird Ulrik, an assassin) is the bad guy and the "giant" (Johnny Thunder) is the good guy.

The story bogs down a bit in the middle, but it's far from boring. Laumer uses the time to develop the characters. By the time things come to a head, I knew the characters quite well and was rooting for J
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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).

Keith Laumer (aka J.K Laumer, J. Keith Laumer) is best known f
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