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A Spaceship Named Mcguire

Auhtor: Randall Garrett

Language: english
Published: 1961

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Spaceship Named Mcguire':

The basic trouble with McGuire was that though he was a robot spaceship nevertheless he had a definite weakness that a man might understand....

Excerpts from the Book 'A Spaceship Named Mcguire':


... beacon, and now I was sitting on it. There wasn't a soul in sight. Off to one end of the rectangular field was a single dome, a hemisphere about twenty ...
... Mr. Oak, the blond young man said affably. Then he coughed politely and added: But I'm afraid I'll have to ask you to take off the gun. I glanced ...
... it. The furniture was all that same mahogany-a huge desk, nineteenth century baroque, with carved and curlicued legs two chairs carved the same, ...
... said it many times before, believed it, and wished it wasn't so. I do not ask that you like me, he continued. I only ask that you be loyal to my ...
... and this time his jowls bobbled instead of wobbled. Some group at Viking is trying to run me out of the managerial business. They want Viking ...
... I'm afraid some of them might be in the pay of the... ah... opposition. They got nowhere. In other words, you may have spies in your own organization ...
... came into view, I was snoozing. Jack reached forward and shook my shoulder. Decelerating toward Ceres, she said. Want to take over from here on? ...
... Jack, not me. It's all right, Jack said. I'm not going anywhere this time. She looked at me and gave me an odd grin. I'm going to stay home and ...
... winning friends. None of them were new to me they were all on file in the Political Survey Division of the United Nations Government on Earth, plus ...
... her eyes wide. Evidently, nobody had ever beaten her at her own game before. Tonight, you'll stay here and get some sleep. Tomorrow, we go for a tour ...
... spacecraft construction was utterly fascinating-for which, bully for him-but it was pretty much of a drag as far as I was concerned. It took three hours. Finally, ...
... nodded. I see. A pause. Well, Mr. Midguard, I think you've done a very commendable job. Thank you so much. Is there anything else ...
... got up from the half-reclining angle I'd been making with the wall, and shuffled across the room as Dr. Perelson stuck his head around the corner ...
... That'll make it tougher to keep a man on her trail. Besides, I don't want her to try to convince him and fail. Ich graben Sie. On the off chance ...
... paid any attention to me when I walked out of the air lock onto the spacefield. There were plenty of people moving in and out, going to and from ...
... that they were fairly resistant to Jack Ravenhurst's peculiar charm. There probably weren't many with such resistance, and the number would become less ...
... man on the couch, and that I was Daniel Oak. My head was throbbing with every beat of my heart, and it felt as if my blood pressure was varying between ...
... not your father's. It was your idea to appoint yourself my assistant in this operation. It was you who planted the idea that the failure of the McGuire series ...
... from ruining him a seventh time, we had them put in one little additional built-in inhibition. McGuire won't take orders from a woman. So, even after ...
... more startling than the face of New York, where the Empire State Building became the Tower of Zeus. In this totally altered world, William Forrester is ...