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9 • Colonial - (1949)
30 • The Prophet - (1953)
44 • Breaking-Point - (1952)
58 • Decoy - (1954)
71 • The Tree - (1951)
84 • Christmas Roses - (1949)
91 • Balance - (1951)
105 • Mr. Kowtshook - (1953)
112 • The New Wine - (1954)
123 • Sentence of Death - (1953)
129 • Museum Piece - (1953)
137 • Rich and Strange - (1954)
142 • The Rather Improbable History of Hilary Kiffer - (1953)
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Mass Market Paperback, 190 pages
Published 1962 by Lancer (first published 1954)
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Anthology of short stories by John (Tripod Trilogy) Christopher, from Brit pulp mags of, I believe, the 1950s. First several stories star Max Larkin, who lives (lavishly, by himself, kind of like a low key, solitary James Bond) in a bureaucratic world dominated by a handful of corporations--except when his supervisor calls him out of retirement for some special mission that inevitably ends with Max saving the world. I enjoyed all of the Larkin tales, but it's the rest of book that I really liked ...more
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Sam Youd was born in Huyton, Lancashire in April 1922, during an unseasonable snowstorm.

As a boy, he was devoted to the newly emergent genre of science-fiction: ‘In the early thirties,’ he later wrote, ‘we knew just enough about the solar system for its possibilities to be a magnet to the imagination.’

Over the following decades, his imagination flowed from science-fiction into general novels, cric
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