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For every evil under the sun, there's an answer. It may be a simple, direct answer; it may be one that takes years, and seems unrelated to the problem. But there's an answer--of a kind....
President Folsom XXIV said petulantly to his Secretary of the Treasury: "Blow me to hell, Bannister, if I understood a single word of that. Why can't I buy the Nicolaides Collection? And
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Published December 15th 2010 by New Century Books (first published May 1953)
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Charles  van Buren
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.0 out of 5 stars A story of a bleak future

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Publication date: March 24, 2011
Language: English
ASIN: B004TQHCB6

"For every evil under the sun, there's an answer. It may be a simple, direct answer; it may be one that takes years, and seems unrelated to the problem. But there's an answer—of a kind...." , introductory paragraph.

Sci-fi short story of a bleak world and solar system divide
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Ralph McEwen
Interesting plot with a good twist at the end. Told in narrative and conversational styles.
The narrators voice is clear and easy to listen to. He is a good story teller, with lots of experience.
The recording quality is clear (no background noise), it has plenty of volume and the editing technique is seamless.
I listen to these short stories while walking to and from work.
Donald Solan
Lacks Character Detail

The author could have expanded the characters personalities. I would have appreciated more background and development of the circumstances surrounding the action.
Gary
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
1984, with Caligula.
Brian
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another classic Kornbluth short story, about how to deal with tyrants, one way or another... Not his best, but still worth the quick read.
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Cyril M. Kornbluth grew up in Inwood in New York City. As a teenager, he became a member of the Futurians, the influential group of science fiction fans and writers. While a member of the Futurians, he met and became friends with Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Donald A. Wollheim, Robert A. W. Lowndes, and his future wife Mary Byers. He also participated in the Fantasy Amateur Press Association.

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