Keith Laumer


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in The United States
June 09, 1925

Died
January 23, 1993

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John Keith Laumer 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 for his Bolo stories and his satirical Retief series. The former chronicles the evolution of juggernaut-sized tanks that eventually become self-aware through the constant improvement resulting from centuries of intermittent warfare against various alien races. The latter deals with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the red-tape-infus
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Average rating: 4.0 · 39,392 ratings · 1,594 reviews · 334 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bolo (Bolo #1)

4.12 avg rating — 3,714 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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Retief! (Retief #1-3+novella)

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3.99 avg rating — 2,239 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Honor of the Regiment: Bolo...

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4.11 avg rating — 1,292 ratings — published 1993
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Retief: Envoy to New Worlds...

3.98 avg rating — 1,133 ratings — published 1963 — 15 editions
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Keith Laumer: The Lighter Side

3.74 avg rating — 991 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Unconquerable: Bolos 2

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4.18 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Last Stand: Bolos 4

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4.21 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 1997
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The Compleat Bolo

4.08 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Retief's War (Retief, #3)

3.96 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 1965 — 11 editions
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A Plague of Demons & Other ...

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3.73 avg rating — 431 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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More books by Keith Laumer…
Bolo Rogue Bolo The Stars Must Wait Honor of the Regiment: Bolos 1 The Unconquerable: Bolos 2 Last Stand: Bolos 4 Cold Steel
(17 books)
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4.10 avg rating — 17,055 ratings

Retief: Envoy to New Worlds Galactic Diplomat Retief's War Retief and the Warlords Retief: Ambassador to Space Retief's Ransom Retief of the CDT
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3.94 avg rating — 7,093 ratings

Honor of the Regiment: Bolos 1 The Unconquerable: Bolos 2 Last Stand: Bolos 4 Cold Steel
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4.18 avg rating — 4,624 ratings

Worlds of the Imperium The Other Side of Time Assignment in Nowhere Zone Yellow
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3.67 avg rating — 722 ratings

The Time Bender The World Shuffler The Shape Changer The Galaxy Builder
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3.50 avg rating — 587 ratings

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“It's a time-honored truism of diplomacy that the most resented epithet is the one most accurately depicting the deficiencies of the recipient.”
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“I'm not sure that pasteurized thinking is rich enough in intellectual vitamins”
Keith Laumer, Retief!

“Earlyworm rolled the words along the table like a fragmentation grenade.”
Keith Laumer, Retief: Emissary To The Stars

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