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Trigger & Friends

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  287 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
IF BUREAUCRACIES HAD STARSHIPSCon games. Corrupt governors. Deadly rivalries between departments of the same government. And, of course, the long arm of the Mob. Even in our future among the stars, some things never change -- except that the governors run (and ruin) planets, the rivalries are fought with spacecraft and energy bolts, and the mobsters smuggle "real" illegal ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 474 pages
Published January 2001 by BAEN
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Manuel Alfonseca
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Baen books made a good job re-publishing all of James Schmitz's SF production, but at the same time they made a -for me- unacceptable blunder: the editors of the collection decided they were justified in modifying the books at their will.

Eric Flint, a SF author, was one of the editors who decided to improve Schmitz's works. In this way, he shortened significantly the size of the novel Legacy, claiming that …Schmitz made… two big mistakes in the way he wrote the novel. Both of which mistakes can
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Jeff Crosby
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This volume of Hub stories revolves around Trigger Argee and her frequent friends and companions. More diverse than the Telzey stories, these tales are engaging and fun. I particularly liked Lion Loose and short novel, The Legacy. If you like space opera, this collection is highly recommended.
Pananda
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Telzey stories are always good, although Schmitz likes to keep mysteries about the telepathic "animals" race. I'm just putting a note here for anyone who may have collected other stories and wants to know what's here.

Stories:

Harvest Time" September 1958.
"Lion Loose" October 1961.
"Aura of Immortality" June 1974.
"Forget It" is an adaptation by Guy Gordon of "Planet of Forgetting" February 1965. (edited)
Legacy 1962 aka A Tale of Two Clocks. (edited)
"Sour Note on Palayata" November, 1956.

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Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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IF BUREAUCRACIES HAD STARSHIPS

Con games. Corrupt governors. Deadly rivalries between departments of the same government. And, of course, the long arm of the Mob. Even in our future among the stars, some things never change -- except that the governors run (and ruin) planets, the rivalries are fought with spacecraft and energy bolts, and the mobsters smuggle real illegal aliens and make their getaways with subspace portals. It's all just another day in that bastion of galact

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Pam
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Telzey stories in volume 1 all kind of had the same plot, but this volume is much more varied. There are more protagonists, for one thing, and though they're all highly capable they aren't as overpowering as Telzey. On the other hand, perhaps because Trigger isn't as overpowering as Telzey, the way people treat her is a lot more high-handed and occasionally sexist, which got irritating (especially Quillan! Why do you like him, Trigger? You deserve better!) Also, the unfortunate over-reliance ...more
Robert Scott
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
-Considering that Schmitz wrote these stories in the late 1950s & early 60s it is amazing how relevant to our present day political situations they are. His characters are crisp and memorable. The plots are full of suspense, and the milk of human kindness shows through in all of them. Well worth the time to read.-
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James Henry Schmitz (October 15, 1911–April 18, 1981) was an American writer born in Hamburg, Germany of American parents. Aside from two years at business school in Chicago, Schmitz lived in Germany until 1938, leaving before World War II broke out in Europe in 1939. During World War II, Schmitz served as an aerial photographer in the Pacific for the United States Army Air Corps. After the war, h ...more

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The Hub (7 books)
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  • A nice day for screaming; and other tales of the Hub,
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  • The Telzey Toy And Other Stories (Telzey Amberdon, Book 2)