The Killer Thing

The Killer Thing by Keith L. Wilhelm

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PROGRAMMED FOR DESTRUCTION

In a way, they were the same, the man and the machine. Both had been ordered to do one thing - kill.

The robot had been created to wreak revenge on the humans who had brutally conquered its planet.

The man was the product of years of training by an Earth that had set out to take over the Universe.

Now the two faced each other in the icy reaches of the galaxy. The robot, with its calculating machine of a brain, its impenetrable force shield, its deadly laser beam. The man, with the kind of nerve that refused to admit the odds against survival…

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Kate Wilhelm (English Kate Gertrude Wilhelm) is an American writer working in the genres of science fiction, mysticism, fantasy and detective. Wilhelm`s work has received three Nebula Prizes, the Hugo Prize and the Locus Magazine Prize. In Russia, variations of the translation of the surname are possible, like Wilhelm, Wilhelm, etc.

Katie Gertrude Meredith was born on June 9, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. The surname Wilhelm is the result of the first marriage. Kate Wilhelm`s literary debut was the science fiction story The Mile-Long Spaceship, published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1957, and which gave the title to her first collection of stories, published in 1963. The first major work of Kate Wilhelm was the detective novel "Bitter than Death", published in 1962. In 1963, Kate Wilhelm remarried the famous science fiction writer Damon Knight and lived with him until his death in 2002. Together with Knight, she founded the famous literary workshops, the Milford Science Fiction Conf...

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Kate Wilhelm (English Kate Gertrude Wilhelm) is an American writer working in the genres of science fiction, mysticism, fantasy and detective. Wilhelm`s work has received three Nebula Prizes, the Hugo Prize and the Locus Magazine Prize. In Russia, variations of the translation of the surname are possible, like Wilhelm, Wilhelm, etc. Katie Gertrude Meredith was born on June 9, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. The surname Wilhelm is the result of the first marriage. Kate Wilhelm`s literary debut was the science fiction story The Mile-Long Spaceship, published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1957, and which gave the title to her first collection of stories, published in 1963. The first major work of Kate Wilhelm was the detective novel "Bitter than Death", published in 1962. In 1963, Kate Wilhelm remarried the famous science fiction writer Damon Knight and lived with him until his death in 2002. Together with Knight, she founded the famous literary workshops, the Milford Science Fiction Conference, and then the Clarion Seminar, and continues to lead them after her husband`s death. Keith Wilhelm is the recipient of many literary awards, including the Prix Apollo, the Kurd Lasswitz, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and the Kristen Lohman. In 2003, Kate Wilhelm was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2009, she was one of the first three recipients of a new Solstice Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America for her contributions to the genre. Today, Wilhelm has more than thirty novels and collections on his account. Her works have been translated into more than fifteen languages, including Russian (for example, the stories "Clone" and "Baby, you were incomparable!"). William lives in Eugene, Oregon, in his free time from writing and teaching, he is engaged in the garden.  Wikipedia