This galaxy-spanning omnibus is the perfect introduction to the wonderful worlds of Keith laumer.
Enter the worlds of Keith Laumer. From the adventures of self-aware superheavy battle tanks to the intricacies of galactic diplomacy via the clash of parallel worlds, Laumer's imagination knew few bounds.
In Worlds of the Imperium, an American diplomat finds himself kidnapped by agents of the British Empire, which rules over a parallel world.
James Retief travels the stars, resolving conflicts and avoiding cultural clashes, while battling the endless bureaucracy of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne in Retief: Envoy to New Worlds. In BOLO, Laumer explores what happens when mankind's most advanced weapons of war become self aware.
These are the opening volumes to three classic series, collected in one exciting, thrill-a-minute omnibus.
The most amusing science fiction story I've read in ten years . . . once I started reading I couldn't put it down
A James Bond figure among helpless bureaucrats . . . adventure tales that are brisk, light and sardonic - Publishers Weekly
Keith Laumer (1925-1993)
John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author born in Syracuse, New York. Prior to his career as a writer, Laumer was an officer in the United States Air Force. After war service, he spent a year at the University of Stockholm, and then took two bachelor's degrees in science and architecture at the University of Illinois. His first story, Greylorn, was published in 1959, but he returned to the Air Force the following year, only becoming a full-time writer in 1965. Laumer was extremely prolific and produced three major series and two minor ones, along with a number of independent novels. After 1973, however, illness meant that he published more sparingly. He died in 1993.