The Complete Bolo

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The classic military dilemma-preventing those who defend you from turning on you-is seemingly solved with the implementation of the Bolos, mechanical servants with artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art high-tech weaponry. But when the implacable alien Deng invade Earth, the Bolos leap to the offensive with a war plan that doesn`t take humanity into account.

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Country: USA Born: 1925-06-09 Died: 1993-01-23 Biography: A prolific and commercially successful American writer John Keith Laumer, who created in the genre of science fiction (less often fantasy) under the pseudonym Keith Laumer (Keith Lomer), was born on June 9 1925 in Syracuse, New York. Laumer entered the top 20 of the best Anglo-American SF authors in 1973 (readers put him next to Van Vogt and H.

Wells). He lived a rather interesting life and could easily become the hero of the novel himself. Educated at the University of the state. Indiana (in Bloomington), Stockholm University (Sweden) and State University. Illinois in Urbana (Architect degree), Laumer at the end of World War II and the post-war years alternated service as a captain of the US Air Force with diplomatic work (vice-consul and 3rd secretary of the US Embassy in Burma). At that time Burma was a fantastic country for adventure, ruled by the British from Rangoon, the country was inhabited by three tribal groups who hated each other even more than the British. With their departure in 1948, the British transferred power to the tribe in the neighborhood of Rangoon, spawning national resistance movements in both the north and south of the country. The government often poured machine-gun fire on demonstrations. It was common for the diplomatic community at the time to pretend that Burma was a normal country, civilized by Western standards. The US Foreign Service underwent reorganizations both before and after World War II. As a result, it ended up with several types of diplomats who did not get along well with each other. The older and higher in status they were, the less they knew about the real situation in the modern international community and the more they despised pragmatists such as Captain Keith Laumer, who switched to diplomatic service from aviation. The incredible Byzantine twist in the stories of the interstellar diplomat Retif owes its origin not only to Keith`s imagination, but also to his memories of Burma. In April 1959, Laumer was stationed with the American diplomatic corps in India, and his brother brought the Greylorn story to Goldsmith`s editor. She was annoyed and almost immediately rejected the manuscript, but while reading the story she was captured by Laumer`s humor and ...

this is how his first publication appeared. She soon buys the first of the Retif stories, Diplomat at Arms (1960). Laumer, while continuing to serve in the US Air Force (1960-65), creates a series of beautiful stories about Retif: "Palace Coup" and "Frozen Planet" (1961); Protocol, Aide Memoire, Politics, Protest Note, Cultural Exchange, Sealed Instructions (all -1962); Mightiest Qorn, The Governor of Glave and Double Trick (all 1963); Crystal Castle, The Prince and the Pirate, Wicker Wonderland (1964); The Giant Assassin, Hocus Pocus or True Diplomacy, and The Bronze God (1965). Seeing that things were going, Laumer left the Air Force and in 1965 switched entirely to writing. Keith Laumer begins to work hard, mastering various subgenres of SF. He creates a TV series about aliens - "The Invaders" (1967); "Enemies From Beyond" (1967), and about parallel worlds ruled by the powerful "timeless" Imperium, adding to the first novel "Worlds of the Imperium" (1961) two more - "The Other Side of Time" (1965) and "The Wrong Side of Time" (1968) ). The adventures in parallel worlds of Lafayette O & # 039; Leary, the hero of the novels "The Tamer of Time" (1966), "The Space Rogue" (1970), "The Thief of Bodies" (1971), are described in a frankly humorous manner. Time collapses are famously twisted in the novel "The Time Trap" (1970). The military theme is reflected in the series of stories about the super tank Bolo (so accurately conveying the terrifying power of his armor that it will subsequently give rise to a lot of imitators, including B.

Malzberg, and M.

Lacey, and W.

Keith) - to the previously created "Dinochromic" ( 1960) and Night of the Trolls (1963), added The Last Command (1967) and Remnant of War (1969). Keith`s style is somewhat harsh for traditional readers of fiction, similar to the laconic and punchy style of Hemingway`s war novels. In the period 1966-1971. Laumer publishes, to the delight of readers, the continuation of the adventures of the beloved unconventional diplomat Jaime Retif. The War of Retif, Dam Nuisance, Truce or Consequences (1966) is published; Forbidden City, Grime and Punishment, Forest in Heaven (1967); Retif and the Militarists (1968); "Technical superiority" (1969), "Peacemakers", "Elections and bandits", "Conduct is not a crime" (1970); Ransom for Retif and Internal Affair (1971). A quote from the encyclopedia of Klute and Nichols reads: “The unchanging role of Retif is to serve as an intermediary between the inhabitants of alien worlds, sometimes quite dishonest, and his smug superiors from the Diplomatic Corps of the Earth, as well as to solve various difficult tasks, almost always outlined in a humorous way, sometimes very funny .

" Keith Laumer buys a two-acre island in the middle of 18-acre Florida Lake. He has probably the largest collection of cars in the world "Mercury Cougars" original design (ie, 1967-68 years). John Keith Laumer was an extremely successful person during this period, an author who was always in shape. It would seem, live and rejoice, but here the irreparable happens. He suffers a severe blow in 1971, paralyzing one side of his body and part of his brain. He was sitting with Joe Haldeman by the fireplace in the afternoon and talking peacefully about ores on asteroids when this happened. Subsequently, Laumer spent a lot of time on physical therapy and exercise - he, like his character Bolo, struggled with the vicissitudes of fate and the breath of death, but failed to recover. He could walk limping, but this was not the Laumer. This led him to rage, then to apathy and complete disappointment - he could no longer write as he wanted, although his books were regularly reprinted. The last years of this intellectually gifted, talented person were spent in solitude and struggle with illness. He continues the series Bolo (Field Test, 1976; Rogue Bolo, 1986; Final Mission, 1986; The Stars Must Wait, 1990), Lafayette O`Leary (The Galaxy Builder, 1984) and Imperium (Yellow Zone, 1990), publishes non-serial novels (The Ultimax Man, 1978; Star Colony and The Breaking Earth, 1981; End as a Hero, 1985 and Eden Judson , 1991). The main common feature of all of Keith`s works is their aura of realism. Laumer knew what he was describing. Keith repeatedly in 1966-78. nominated for the Hugo Award (A Plague of Demons, Once Upon a Time There Was a Giant, The Day Beyond Forever, In Line, The Wonderful Secret). The result of his career - five dozen novels, about a hundred short stories, short stories and novellas, made up about 40 collections, the best of which are "Nine by Laumer" (1967), "The Best of Frank Lomer" (1976) and The Compleat Bolo] ( 1990). Laumer died in January 1993 at the age of 67, and was buried in the Florida National Cemetery under the sky, where spacecraft launching from the Florida cosmodrome leave. Based on materials from the Internet, the "Locus" magazine, articles by Vladimir Gakov, essays by David Drake, Grumble from the Swaneld Library

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Country: USA Born: 1925-06-09 Died: 1993-01-23 Biography: A prolific and commercially successful American writer John Keith Laumer, who created in the genre of science fiction (less often fantasy) under the pseudonym Keith Laumer (Keith Lomer), was born on June 9 1925 in Syracuse, New York. Laumer entered the top 20 of the best Anglo-American SF authors in 1973 (readers put him next to Van Vogt and H. Wells). He lived a rather interesting life and could easily become the hero of the novel himself. Educated at the University of the state. Indiana (in Bloomington), Stockholm University (Sweden) and State University. Illinois in Urbana (Architect degree), Laumer at the end of World War II and the post-war years alternated service as a captain of the US Air Force with diplomatic work (vice-consul and 3rd secretary of the US Embassy in Burma). At that time Burma was a fantastic country for adventure, ruled by the British from Rangoon, the country was inhabited by three tribal groups who hated each other even more than the British. With their departure in 1948, the British transferred power to the tribe in the neighborhood of Rangoon, spawning national resistance movements in both the north and south of the country. The government often poured machine-gun fire on demonstrations. It was common for the diplomatic community at the time to pretend that Burma was a normal country, civilized by Western standards. The US Foreign Service underwent reorganizations both before and after World War II. As a result, it ended up with several types of diplomats who did not get along well with each other. The older and higher in status they were, the less they knew about the real situation in the modern international community and the more they despised pragmatists such as Captain Keith Laumer, who switched to diplomatic service from aviation. The incredible Byzantine twist in the stories of the interstellar diplomat Retif owes its origin not only to Keith`s imagination, but also to his memories of Burma. In April 1959, Laumer was stationed with the American diplomatic corps in India, and his brother brought the Greylorn story to Goldsmith`s editor. She was annoyed and almost immediately rejected the manuscript, but while reading the story she was captured by Laumer`s humor and ... this is how his first publication appeared. She soon buys the first of the Retif stories, Diplomat at Arms (1960). Laumer, while continuing to serve in the US Air Force (1960-65), creates a series of beautiful stories about Retif: "Palace Coup" and "Frozen Planet" (1961); Protocol, Aide Memoire, Politics, Protest Note, Cultural Exchange, Sealed Instructions (all -1962); Mightiest Qorn, The Governor of Glave and Double Trick (all 1963); Crystal Castle, The Prince and the Pirate, Wicker Wonderland (1964); The Giant Assassin, Hocus Pocus or True Diplomacy, and The Bronze God (1965). Seeing that things were going, Laumer left the Air Force and in 1965 switched entirely to writing. Keith Laumer begins to work hard, mastering various subgenres of SF. He creates a TV series about aliens - "The Invaders" (1967); "Enemies From Beyond" (1967), and about parallel worlds ruled by the powerful "timeless" Imperium, adding to the first novel "Worlds of the Imperium" (1961) two more - "The Other Side of Time" (1965) and "The Wrong Side of Time" (1968) ). The adventures in parallel worlds of Lafayette O & # 039; Leary, the hero of the novels "The Tamer of Time" (1966), "The Space Rogue" (1970), "The Thief of Bodies" (1971), are described in a frankly humorous manner. Time collapses are famously twisted in the novel "The Time Trap" (1970). The military theme is reflected in the series of stories about the super tank Bolo (so accurately conveying the terrifying power of his armor that it will subsequently give rise to a lot of imitators, including B. Malzberg, and M. Lacey, and W. Keith) - to the previously created "Dinochromic" ( 1960) and Night of the Trolls (1963), added The Last Command (1967) and Remnant of War (1969). Keith`s style is somewhat harsh for traditional readers of fiction, similar to the laconic and punchy style of Hemingway`s war novels. In the period 1966-1971. Laumer publishes, to the delight of readers, the continuation of the adventures of the beloved unconventional diplomat Jaime Retif. The War of Retif, Dam Nuisance, Truce or Consequences (1966) is published; Forbidden City, Grime and Punishment, Forest in Heaven (1967); Retif and the Militarists (1968); "Technical superiority" (1969), "Peacemakers", "Elections and bandits", "Conduct is not a crime" (1970); Ransom for Retif and Internal Affair (1971). A quote from the encyclopedia of Klute and Nichols reads: “The unchanging role of Retif is to serve as an intermediary between the inhabitants of alien worlds, sometimes quite dishonest, and his smug superiors from the Diplomatic Corps of the Earth, as well as to solve various difficult tasks, almost always outlined in a humorous way, sometimes very funny . " Keith Laumer buys a two-acre island in the middle of 18-acre Florida Lake. He has probably the largest collection of cars in the world "Mercury Cougars" original design (ie, 1967-68 years). John Keith Laumer was an extremely successful person during this period, an author who was always in shape. It would seem, live and rejoice, but here the irreparable happens. He suffers a severe blow in 1971, paralyzing one side of his body and part of his brain. He was sitting with Joe Haldeman by the fireplace in the afternoon and talking peacefully about ores on asteroids when this happened. Subsequently, Laumer spent a lot of time on physical therapy and exercise - he, like his character Bolo, struggled with the vicissitudes of fate and the breath of death, but failed to recover. He could walk limping, but this was not the Laumer. This led him to rage, then to apathy and complete disappointment - he could no longer write as he wanted, although his books were regularly reprinted. The last years of this intellectually gifted, talented person were spent in solitude and struggle with illness. He continues the series Bolo (Field Test, 1976; Rogue Bolo, 1986; Final Mission, 1986; The Stars Must Wait, 1990), Lafayette O`Leary (The Galaxy Builder, 1984) and Imperium (Yellow Zone, 1990), publishes non-serial novels (The Ultimax Man, 1978; Star Colony and The Breaking Earth, 1981; End as a Hero, 1985 and Eden Judson , 1991). The main common feature of all of Keith`s works is their aura of realism. Laumer knew what he was describing. Keith repeatedly in 1966-78. nominated for the Hugo Award (A Plague of Demons, Once Upon a Time There Was a Giant, The Day Beyond Forever, In Line, The Wonderful Secret). The result of his career - five dozen novels, about a hundred short stories, short stories and novellas, made up about 40 collections, the best of which are "Nine by Laumer" (1967), "The Best of Frank Lomer" (1976) and The Compleat Bolo] ( 1990). Laumer died in January 1993 at the age of 67, and was buried in the Florida National Cemetery under the sky, where spacecraft launching from the Florida cosmodrome leave. Based on materials from the Internet, the "Locus" magazine, articles by Vladimir Gakov, essays by David Drake, Grumble from the Swaneld Library