Book List in Order: 97 titles




  • A collection of Hugo and Nebula-nominated writer Keith Laumer's Retief novellas, as collected from Worlds of If Science Fiction and Fantastic magazines. The books are satirical science fiction written in the 1960s and based on Laumer's real-life expe...



  • As the concept of intelligent fighting machines developed, the Bolo division of General Motors started working on tank designs that incorporated awareness and intelligence within the development of their tactical tanks.With each new generation,...


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  • In Night of the Trolls Keith Laumer introduces us to one of his most popular inventions The Bolo. These are Super Tanks capable of defending or destroying mankind. Jackson a volunteer in an experiment with suspended animations awakens to discover 80 ...


  • He was as ancient as time—and as strange as his own frightful battle against incredible odds! Before becoming a science fiction writer Laumer was an officer in the United States Air Force and a diplomat in the Foreign Service, adding a note of ...






  • When the Great Galactic Union first encounters Earth . . . is this what is going to happen? Before becoming a science fiction writer Laumer was an officer in the United States Air Force and a diplomat in the Foreign Service, adding a note of realism...


  • Retief is an officer of the distinguished Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne, a supra-national organization devoted to keeping the peace - or more accurately, to maintaining a state of tension short of armed conflict. Retief is not exactly in the mains...


  • Invasion! At first the U.S. army - what was left of it - thought it was battling a communist invasion. The truth was much worse. It wasn't until Jeff Mallory awoke one morning to find that all his fellow townsfolk had become sleep walking zombies, an...


  • It starts out as a weird but seemingly understandable assignment, bodyguarding a mad politician whose keepers have decided to let him "escape" as a sort of reality therapy. But to understand the Senator, Florin must enter the Machine, an reality will...


  • THE COMING OF THE BLIGHT It seemed as though the world was eroding right under everyone's feet. Stories disappeared from magazines; the baron's silver coat of arms, polished in the morning, was pitted with corrosion by afternoon; toadstools were spri...


  • THE COMBATANTS Two godlike blood enemies engaged in a war older than history. THE BATTLEGROUND An out-of-control nuclear plant whose cataclysmic destruction will spell the end of the Earth. REFUGE None - on a planet swept up in the awesome terro...


  • Lumbaga is a planet without known virtues - but with some decidedly odd natives. For every Lumbagan is simply an arbitrary assortment of semi-independent organs inspired by a lust for mayhem. But even the most undesirable chunk of galactic real esta...


  • Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback collections of the best in classic science fiction short stories. Here it is…our eighth collection of Science Fiction Gems This exciting collection of science fiction gems offers an eclectic blend of ...



  • When Chester W. Chester IV inherits a hundred acres of rolling green lawn surrounding a fifty-room Neo-Victorian eyesore crammed with his Great-Grandfather’s Invention, his friend Case Mulvihill, ex-carny hand, was curious. Visiting the house, they...






  • The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive, colorful, and, in the long run, deadly! It was up to Jame Retief to figure out how to respond to the Yill's overtures in the correct manner; all the while keeping his superiors from making a deadl...


  • Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels, complete with original illustrations. The first novel, “A Hoax in Time,” is a tale about an ultimate computer and perhaps the ultimate hero, who combine in t...


  • Controlled by their tireless electronic brains which were programmed to admit no possibility of defeat, the gigantic robot tanks known as Bolos were almost indestructible, and nearly unstoppable. Their artificial intelligences were designed to make t...


  •                                                                                                            ON THE ZOOP TOWERIt was a rigged gamb...


  •                                                                                                  DESPERATE MISSION TO THE STARSEarth is doomed.A scourge c...


  •                                                                                                      THE WEIRD WORLD BEYONDBrett had to get out of Cas...


  • Two complete novels of interstellar adventure: Earthblood by Keith Laumer and Rosel George Brown chronicles one man's struggle to find his destiny in a future where the very existence of Earth is a legend that few believe. Humanity was defeated b...


  • There are Millions of Parallel Worlds--and Most of Them are No Longer Inhabitable. The World That is Home to the Imperium is Desperately Fighting Not to Join Their Number! Brion Bayard had been an American diplomat--until he was abducted on the st...


  • The Convulsing Earth had shattered Civilization --and Something Was Moving In To Pick Up The Pieces ? Mal was heading across an America ravaged by worldwide earthquakes when he ran into a dying stranger who babbled of men who weren't really men. ...


  • THE THIN STEEL LINE Spreading throughout the galaxy, the human race finds that some of its new neighbors are very unfriendly. But when threats arise, the humans know what to do: Break out the Bolos! Gigantic tanks, with enough firepower for an ...







  • IT'S A SERIOUSLY DERANGED UNIVERSE OUT THERE! Chester W. Chester IV had inherited his great grandfather's lifework: a super computer that could bring any situation or time to life. Chester and his shady pal thought that they could make a fortune, ...


  • INCREDIBLE ACCELERATION FOR A CORN SILO Billy Danger had gone past hitting the skids--now he was freezing to death in a blizzard. So he took shelter in a corn silo that turned out to be a disguised alien starship, and woke up light years from Eart...


  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY The onslaught of the Melconians was not the last conflict that humanity's interstellar Concordiat would have to face. For now the Kezdai--a newly encountered species with war at the center of their philosophy--have taken to...


  • Chlorophyll cries out for Blood! Do you hate to eat your vegetables? (As if they'd let you ...) Do you worry about your vegetables eating you? (A real possibility ...) Can you swallow puns bad enough to make an artichoke--while Earth takes a...


  • LIKE A ROCK (But then, the first Bolos were GM products....) Controlled by their tireless electronic brains which were programmed to admit no possibility of defeat, the gigantic robot tanks known as Bolos were almost indestructible, and nearly un...


  • Two new powerhouses of science fiction, David Weber and Linda Evans, continue the amplified history of the Bolo, the nearly indestructible tank/artificial intelligence that changed the shape of the galaxy. David Weber tells the story of a Bolo, th...


  • "DEFEAT" DOES NOT COMPUTE The Unconquerable continues the Amplified History of the Bolo: From the earliest entries in the Bolo saga comes the account of a besieged American platoon and their experimental robot tank facing an enemy who controls a l...


  • BOLOS: YOU GOTTA LOVE 'EM (OR ELSE) What is a BOLO? The symbol of brute force, intransigent defiance, and adamantine will. But on a deeper level, the BOLO is the Lancelot of the future: The perfect knight, sans peur et sans reproche. The perfect g...


  • Terran diplomat and interplanetary troubleshooter Jame Retief must stop the belligerent, five-eyed Groaci from invading the beleaguered planet of Bloor, which is already plagued by violence between rival gangs. Original....







  • As superbeings from the end of time struggle for control of the universe with aliens from another galaxy, Roger and his friends find themselves face to face with history's bad guys in their quest to return to their own time. Original....





  • "Brion Bayard, once of our own timeline and now Imperium Agent extraordinaire, had been on some pretty dangerous missions before -- but never had he encountered so noxious a foe as the invading legions of giant plague-ridden rats who walked like men,...


  • In the year 2002 a young Air Force Lieutenant Commander prepares for his role as Backup Navigator for the historic Callisto Mission. Before leaving Earth for space, "Jack" Jackson will be placed in a state of suspended animation, and will be awakened...


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  • The authorized history of the frontier worlds of the 29th century is readily available to anyone who cares to pore through the official files of the Terrestrial Diplomatic Corps. For serious students of history, however, it would be well to read betw...






  • Down and out on planet Earth... It was raining, starting to sleet. My last ride had dumped me twenty country miles from nowhere. If I didn't get warm soon I was going to die. That's why I took a chance on that weird corn silo, even after I knew it wa...


  • It's a rare day when Terrans meet eye-to-eyestalk with the slimy little sticky-fingers--er, that is to say, the noble alien Groaci. This time the races clash on the planet PopuRi, once the home of a mighty interstellar power. Popu-Ri has sunk into de...



  • ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES RETIEF A DULL BOY.. . That's why a chance to apply his diplomatic skills to the Annual Pangalactic Pageant of Pulchritude should have proved quite a relief for the Galaxy's Only Two-fisted Diplomat; after all, what could...




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    Once again it is up to Jamie Retief to save another diplomatic mission. Terra has recently signed a treaty with the planet Petreac. But revolution threatens and the Terrans must save the Nenni cast or their mission will end in abject failure....


  • The first completely automated Bolo, designed to operate normally without a man on board, was the landmark XV Model M, which performed remarkably well.However, the always-present possibility of capture and use of a Bolo by an enemy was a constan...


  • When Brion Bayard was kidnapped and brought to the alternate world where Earth's history took a different turn, it was not a pleasant experience. It was, however, a startling experience. Here was a world that was just like the Earth he was taken from...







  • During Earth's war with the hideous Gool, interstellar operative Grantham goes behind enemy lines to destroy the Gool's secret weapon--a long-range brain probe that uses telepathic mind control to subvert loyal humans...



  • PLANET AFTER PLANET FELL TO THE REE A vast and powerful race, the Ree needed breeding room for an ever-increasing population--and their expansion plans took no account of human territory. The farmers and miners of Tip Space were helpless against ...













  • When he awakens in a skid row alley, Adam knows nothing. Not who he is, nor where he's from. Money is a mystery. So are women. All he begins his new life with is a will to survive. But he learns fast: first, how to get away; then how not to have to. ...



  • INVESTIGATION OF REALITY It starts out as a weird but seemingly understandable assignment, bodyguarding a mad politician whose keepers have decided to let him "escape" as a sort of reality therapy. But to understand the Senator, Florin must enter ...




  • Coming in fast and low, the huge ship made planet fall. Three years out from Terra, the colony ship Omega had reached her destination, and the crew began to off-load the cargo and passengers. Then the ship vanished. Against the vast panorama ...


  • The earth gone mad... Always, beneath the calm surface of our planet, colossal forces are building up, and from time to time must find release; minor geological events such as the San Francisco earthquake, and the eruptions of Krakatoa and Mt. St. H...


  • "An epic novel of humanity pushed to the brink of existence–and fighting back with a dash of grit and a sense of humor by Bolo and Retief series creator Keith Laumer and Rosel George Brown. Also includes the complete Laumer and Brown Niss unive...


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    ENTER THE WORLD OF TRANSMUTATIONS -- MENTAL AND ELEMENTAL, ALCHEMICAL AND ACADEMIC NIGHT AND THE LOVES OF JOE DICOSTANZO by Samuel R. Delany When a young man living in an abandoned castle discovers he has strange and wonderful powers, he's delig...


  • COSMIC DIPLOMACY AND MACHIAVELLIAN INTRIGUE The official accounts of Terra's efforts in the field of interstellar diplomacy during the 29th century are available for the dialing to anyone willing to pore through the records of the Corps Diplomatiq...






  • Unrivaled in the history of artillery and unsurpassed in its ability to reason, Bolo replaces man in that most human of endeavors: war. In these scintillating tales of the ever-advancing Dinochrome Brigade, the most effective weapons ever devised ...


  • "Some of the most excellent stories of our time. . . . Laumer writes adventure as well as any science-fiction writer, and The Best of Keith Laumer contains some of his finest work. It shows an artistic range and versatility that will be a revelation ...


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    WAR GAMES... As the Hukk maneuver on the fringes otTerran Space, the Terran Navy is about to begin the most important "game" in the history of the human race. For too many years the Hukk have been pushing, pushing at humanity's frontiers, testing ou...


  • Agatha Windham has lost her mind. Surely. Otherwise she wouldn't have nightmares about a small Jewess who is captured during WWII. Nor would she watch a German farmer step into her office out of a stained-glass window and request her help. After all,...


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    One of the most prolific and gifted writers in a very fast field. For science fiction is really where it's at these days. In fact, anyone not writing s.f. is clearly out-of-step. In this arena, Laumer is close to being one of the old-timers (no pun i...


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    AGAINST A RAGING BACKDROP OF INTERPLANETARY INTRIGUE This time that resourceful officer of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne must deal with horrors unknown as he hunts the universe for a stolen ballet theatre. The courageous Terran must figh...


  • THE STAR LORDS WANTED HIM DEAD... but Ban Tarleton was not yet ready to die. He had found the corpse of his friend Paul Danton among the rings of Saturn, flotsam among the litter of Space, and he yearned for revenge. The Star Lords controlled t...


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    A huge volume of edge-of-the-seat science fiction adventure, including: * The Long Twilight: Grayle and Falconer met in relentless combat with no quarter in prehistoric ages past, their endless battle now remembered only as dark myths and legends....


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    ACROSS THE GALAXIES, AGAINST WRONGDOERS AND ROGUES! Only Retief-- the indomitable champion of the underdog and 27th-century diplomacy-- can seal the peace between the battling earthlings and the lobster-like aliens known as Haterakans. In const...







  • The Earth was in shambles after the final quake had leveled the cities. For Mal Irish the last hold on reality was the embossed gold coin he had taken from the pocket of the dead man - the man who with his last breath had told him of mastodons buri...


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    THE GROACI PERIL They're nasty little five-eyed sticky fingers who want the galaxy and will stoop to anything to get it. But when they try to sabotage one planet and use another for their garbage, it's time for Retief, that cunning and courageous ...


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    THE SECRET MASTERS OF THE WORLD...WEREN'T HUMAN When John Bravais went on a secret mission to observe a war in North Africa, he found out more than it was safe to know. Lupine-like aliens were harvesting the brains of the fallen, for an unknown pu...


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    THAT RESOURCEFUL RETIEF IS BACK! Its Retief the galactic policeman and Earthman on a visit to the planet of Quopp, where Earthmen must tread quietly or not at all. But Ambassador Longspoon has a plan to unite all the hostile tribes of Quopp under ...


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    The publication of certain accounts of Jame Retief under the title RETIEF AT LARGE has generated such response that we of Ace Books have felt compelled, as a public service, to publish a second volume of the affairs--some would call them adventures--...


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    Help wanted: Soldier of fortune seeks companion in arms to share unusual adventure. Foster, Box 19. Legion was desperate-but not that desperate. Even petty larceny seemed preferable to that kind of proposal. But fate stepped in, and now he is on t...


  • Losing ground to the Red Tide, Earth pinned its hopes on contacting the Omega Colony for help. Never mind that the Omegans hadn't been heard from in 200 years ... or that the trip aboard an experimental new ship would take 5 years to reach its goal! ...


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