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Trial of the Century

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What wouldn't you do to save your best friend?

The Amazing Conroy has lost his fortune and fled Earth.

Now Reggie is dying and the buffalito’s internal nuclear furnace is growing unstable.

Their only hope lies with the Arconi, the same aliens Conroy robbed to create his empire.

He must surrender to alien justice — a trial in a telepathic court where everyone already knows he's
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Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Published October 23rd 2019 by Paper Golem LLC (first published August 29th 2013)
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Richard Derus
Rating: 3.5* of five

Today's review of a Nebula-nominated novella is Lawrence M. Schoen's gap-filling Trial of the Century, between Buffalito Destiny and Buffalito Contingency. which is at my blog.

There's a link in the review for a free download.
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Megan
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, short-fiction
Fun and funny far-future SF with aliens and economics. I hadn't read any of the other works set in this world and was able to follow everything just fine. ...more
Gökçe
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a court procedural story, what I found was a story of wits like Stainless Steel Rat. I loved it and am going to read more from Mr.Schoen.
Annie
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
SPECTACULAR!

I have given this novella 5 stars, but would have given it ten were that allowed. I would STRONGLY recommend that the Amazing Conroy stories be read in order, if only to insure that readers don't miss a single example of Mr. Shoen's outrageously entertaining imagination. I'm not going to drop any story spoilers here for the same reason. However be advised that if you were to miss this series it would be such a HUGE shame that Fate would find a way to force your hand. Instead, don't w
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David H.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great (short) Amazing Conroy tale from Schoen! Bridging a gap between the two novels (Buffalito Destiny and Buffalito Contingency), Trial of the Century fills in a gap about the fate of one of our favorite characters, left in doubt at the end of Buffalito Destiny. It felt like a fairly short novella, and the trial itself doesn't really get going until halfway through, but I feel like it excelled at the story it told. I love Schoen's strange aliens, and I love the solutions he comes up wi ...more
Jon
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2013 Nebula Nominee for Best Novella.

I may just have to realize that the Conroyverse stories don't click with me. Like Barry's Tale, I felt unsatisfied by this story. It's a light-hearted interstellar tale of a rogue (think Retief or the Stainless Steel Rat) and his pet "buffalito". But I didn't laugh at the jokes, and I found the aliens too one-dimensional.
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Marco
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-awards, sci-fi
I probably did not enjoy the short novella as much as a person that read the previous installments of it would. I liked the focus of psychology, but I really could not get into the dog sized buffalo with an internal fusion reactor pet idea.
For more information about this and other 2013 nebula finalist, please refer to my blog post here: http://books.zennaro.net/category/hug...
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Sarah
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
Schoen's Amazing Conroy stories are great fun. The character is engaging, and I love the variety of problems that he faces over the course of the series. I'm not big on series that hit the same notes in every book, so this is a pleasure. Reggie is adorable, and I'd happily sign up for the next available buffalo dog. ...more
Nan Silvernail
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Amazing Conroy's beloved Buffalito Dog, Reggie is in a coma. But worse news is to come. Can the little guy be healed or must Conroy lose him forever? Worse, the alien race that Conroy got him from by dubious means is still after him. Has Fate caught up with them both? ...more
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Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, is a past Astounding, Hugo, and Nebula, nominee, twice won the Cóyotl award for best novel, founded the Klingon Language Institute, and occasionally does work as a hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. He is a cancer survivor.

His science fiction includes many light and humorous adventures of a space-faring stage hypnotist and his
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Other books in the series

The Amazing Conroy (7 books)
  • Buffalito Bundle (The Amazing Conroy, #1)
  • Barry's Tale (The Amazing Conroy, #2)
  • Calendrical Regression (The Amazing Conroy, #3)
  • Barry's Deal (The Amazing Conroy, #4)
  • Buffalito Destiny (The Amazing Conroy, #5)
  • Buffalito Contingency (The Amazing Conroy, #7)

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