mobi õ Retief Unbound Paperback ô Keith Laumer

mobi Retief Unbound

mobi õ Retief Unbound Paperback ô Keith Laumer ô 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 of that redoubtable member ofAy vital that our people be aware that contrary to the official records of the Corps it was not by the uestionable efforts of such worthies as Ambassadors Nitworth and Spradley that Mankind held its own in the terrible arena between the stars but by the courage skill and daring of such men as Jame Retief This collection has six Retief stories to tickle your funny bone Retief is in prime form taking on dangerous aliens and his own bosses in the Corps Dip As a brief anthology of Retief stories including a novella called Retief's Ransom Retief Unbound is a delightful collection that could just as easily have been entitled Best of Retief I well remember my first experience in reading Protocol and wondering what this junior diplomatic consul was doing to overturn the existing state of intergalactic diplomacy I uickly found out that it was the senior diplomats who were out of touch with the state of intergalactic diplomacy Most of the stories hinge on a basic misunderstanding or double cross so it is impossible to describe them without spoilers Still there was much to enjoy In Policy I laughed at all of the labyrinthine exercises in logic that the established diplomats indulged in so that they would not have to see the sabotage being perpetrated by their enemies In Palace Revolution I chuckled to consider that Retief's inventive ploy was worthy of James T Kirk during the original run of Star Trek And the nature of the aliens in the novella lends itself to all sorts of fun including Retief's ability to pass himself off as a GroaciThese terrific stories and others about Jaime Retief have a marvelous acidic uality when touching on the nature of bureaucracy and blind loyalty First introduced during the acceleration of involvement in Vietnam under Kennedy one can almost substitute representatives of the US government in a 11 correspondence to the most incompetent bureaucrats in the Retief stories One can easily identity A Dulles R Macnamera E Lansdale M Taylor and G Ball among others Of course it could be that I'm such a child of my era that I see Vietnam behind every bush I'm sure today's veterans of Gulf conflicts would see just as many parallels in their modern experiencesHuman nature is such that I'm sure these stories will be treasured for many generations

Keith Laumer Å Retief Unbound doc

LomatiueContents Protocol Retief 1962 short story by Keith Laumer variant of The Yillian Way Sealed Orders Retief 1962 short story by Keith Laumer variant of Retief of the Red Tape Mountain Aide Memoire Retief 1962 short story by Keith Laumer Policy Retief 1962 novelette by Keith Laumer variant of The Madman from Earth Palace Revolution Retief 1961 novelette by Keith Laumer variant of Gambler's World Retief's Ransom Retief • 6 1971 novel by Keith Laum This reminds me of a James Bond movie except believable and funny

book ☆ Retief Unbound Å Keith Laumer

Retief UnboundThe 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 of that redoubtable member of the Corps Diplomatiue Terrestrienne Surely in an age such as ours when Terra's Sphere of Influence is once again surrounded by Alien Peril in all its sundry guises it is desirable n I am not sure there has ever been a better science fiction character than the honorable Jame Retief Great classic sf adventures starring Jame Retief intergalactic member of the Corps Diplomatiue Terrestrienne and his meetings with aliens Great Fun Stories of a distant future where Jame Retief an unsung agent solves international problems helps aliens and thwarts the plans of the evil Groaci all while his usually inept boss fails to understand the insults of their galactic hosts or the slightest bit of culture about the alien civilizations that they are sent to interact