The Power of Illusion

The Power of Illusion

Book - 2010
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A rip-roaring collection of amusing and beguiling "what if?" speculative fiction tales from science fiction humorist and droll storyteller extraordinaire Christopher Anvil.

A generous volume of cunning and humorous science fiction from a master storyteller Christopher Anvil. First, Anvil's tale of the consequences for civilization--and humanity itself--on The Day the Machines Stopped . Next, a gambler is captured by aliens who are investigating the Earth as a possible target for colonization. The aliens have science and technology far in advance of humans--but, unfortunately for them, they have never developed the human art of bluffing . And finally, for the first time in book form, Anvil's stories of universal troubleshooter and paradox-resolver extraordinaire Richard Verner. Need to know why the government's missiles keep falling from the sky? Whether a judge has been kidnapped or gone into hiding to avoid a dangerous ruling? Who that dead body belongs to that interrupted a perfect vacation? Verner's on the case.

About Christopher Anvil:
"Droll and exciting. . ."-- Houston Chronicle

". . .a delightful pleasure. . .I've always loved Anvil's, ah, peculiar sense of humor."-- New York Times best-seller and military SF master David Weber

". . .rousing adventure. . .SF fun."-- Locus
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9781451637601
Branch Call Number: SF ANVI
Characteristics: 582 p.
Additional Contributors: Flint, Eric


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