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Works of H. Beam Piper (32 books)

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Collected works of classic science fiction author H. Beam Piper with active table of contents.

Works include:
The Answer
The Cosmic Computer
Crossroads of Destiny
Day of the Moron
The Edge of the Knife
Flight From Tomorrow
Four-Day Planet
Graveyard of Dreams
He Walked Around the Horses
The Keeper
Last Enemy
Little Fuzzy
The Mercenaries
Ministry of Disturbance
Murder in the G
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Published (first published June 13th 2009)
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Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I loved Little Fuzzy. After reading John Scalzi's reboot of the story I wanted to re-read the story, so I purchased this e book edition of a collection of his books. (I used to have the hard copies of the Fuzzy books, but my kids swiped them from me.)

Anyway, I figured that I'd read the rest of the stories in the book. Most were OK, and a few were downright boring.

What made me give this book only 2 stars was the cloud of virtual cigarette smoke that wafted from the e-book every time I opened it.
Peter Venus
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is it dated? Yes! Is it good, definitely, of course there are some areas of uncomfortable reading given the time it was written, but this was a hidden gem for me that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's variety - steam punk to biography - indicates Beam Piper was something really quite special.
Paul Trembling
There's a massive amount of reading in this collection, and it's a tribute to the author's range of imagination and productivity. He covers a lot of ground - The Para-Time police (amongst my favourites) have their adventures in a vast range of alternate Earth's, whist Galactic Emperors decide on the fate of entire planets, and interstellar travellers deal with aliens of all kinds. There is even at least one straightforward, non-SF murder mystery.
Perhaps inevitably, certain common themes start to
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Henry Beam Piper was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales.
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