Randall Garrett Books

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A Spaceship Named Mcguire

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [The basic trouble with McGuire was that though he was a robot spaceship nevertheless he had a definite weakness that a man might understand....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 252

A World By The Tale

  [english | 1963]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 435

After A Few Words

  [english | 1962]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [A Few Words on Non-Intervention is a short essay by the philosopher politician and economist John Stuart Mill. It was written in 1859 in the context of the construction of the Suez Canal and the recent Crimean War. The essay addresses the question of under what circumstances states should be allowed to intervene in the sovereign affairs of another country.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 362

Anchorite

  [english | 1962]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [There are two basic kinds of fools--the ones who know they are fools and the kind that because they do not know that are utterly deadly menaces!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 465

Anything You Can Do

  [english | 1963]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Mark Phillips was the joint pseudonym used by science fiction writers Laurence Mark Janifer and Randall Philip Garrett in the early 1960s. Together they authored several humorous short novels in the so-called Psi-Power series: Brain Twister The Impossibles and Supermind. For Brain Twister they were nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960 (under the novels original title That Sweet ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 309

Brain Twister

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [In nineteen-fourteen it was enemy aliens.In nineteen-thirty it was Wobblies.In nineteen-fifty-seven it was fellow-travelers.And in nineteen seventy-one Kenneth J. Malone rolled wearily out of bed wondering what the hell it was going to be now.One thing he told himself was absolutely certain: it was going to be terrible. It always was.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | thrillersDownloads: 54

But I Dont Think

  [english | 1959]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Real Men Dont Eat Quiche by American Bruce Feirstein is a bestselling tongue-in-cheek book satirizing stereotypes of masculinity published in 1982. It popularized the term quiche-eater meaning a man who is a dilettante a trend-chaser an over-anxious conformist to fashionable forms of lifestyle and socially correct behaviors and opinions one who eschews (or merely lacks) the traditional masculine ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 59

By Proxy

  [english | 1960]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Its been said that the act of creation is a solitary thing--that teams never create only individuals. But sometimes a team may be needed to make creation effective....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 320

Card Trick

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [The Psi Lodge had their ways and means of applying pressure when pressure was needed. But the peculiar talent this fellow showed was one that even theyd never heard of...!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 44

Damned If You Dont

  [english | 1960]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Weve all heard of the wonderful invention that the Big Corporation or the Utilities suppressed...? Usually that Wonderful Invention wont work actually. But theres another possibility too....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 236

Dead Giveaway

  [english | 1959]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Logics a wonderful thing by logical analysis one can determine the necessary reason for the existence of a dead city of a very high order on an utterly useless planet. Obviously a shipping transfer point! Necessarily...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 268

Despoilers Of The Golden Empire

  [english | 1959]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [A handful of men and an incredible adventure--a few super-men led by a fanatic seeking to conquer a new world!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 258

Fifty Per Cent Prophet

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [That he was a phony Swami was beyond doubt. That he was a genuine prophet though seemed... but then whats the difference between a dictator and a true prophet? So was he....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 208

Hail To The Chief

  [english | 1963]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [A great politician need not be a statesman... but it is inherently futile to be a great statesman and no politician. Except of course for a miracle...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 216

Hanging By A Thread

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Its seldom that the fate of a shipful of men literally hangs by a thread?but its also seldom that a device every part of which has been thoroughly tested wont work....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 232

Heist Job On Thizar

  [english | 1956]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [In the future we may discover new planets our ships may rocket to new worlds robots may be smarter than people. But well still have slick characters willing and able to turn a fast buck--even though they have to be smarter than Einstein to do it.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 224

In Case Of Fire

  [english | 1960]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [There are times when a broken tool is better than a sound one or a twisted personality more useful than a whole one. For instance a whole beer bottle isnt half the weapon that half a beer bottle is...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 345

Instant Of Decision

  [english | 1953]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [How could a man tell the difference if all the reality of Earth turned out to be a cosmic hoax? Suppose it turned out that this was just a stage set for students of history?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 476

Modus Vivendi

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Its undoubtedly difficult to live with someone who is Different. He must because he is Different live by other ways. But what makes it so difficult is that for some reason he thinks you are Different!]
Genres: [fiction | psychological | science fictionDownloads: 450

Nor Iron Bars A Cage

  [english | 1962]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [Iron bars do not confine a Man?only his body. There are more subtle and more confining bindings however....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 81
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