“Allamagoosa” is a short story by Eric Frank Russell that holds the distinction of winning the first Hugo ever awarded for Short Story (1955). The story is an enjoyable satire of military bureaucracy. The captain and crew of the spaceship Bustler have to account for every single item they had been provided when […]
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Ah, Tor Doubles. Gotta love ‘em.
In the future, things have changed a bit. Wars have occurred, resulting in a fragmented America. “No Truce With Kings” starts in a military compound in the Pacific Northwest, where skirmishes still happen. In fact, the compound has been attacked in the past from every direction […]
A journalist from Earth named Tam Olyn is dispatched to cover a brewing battle on a planet called St. Marie. Olyn, however, is far from unbiased. Because of a previous incident involving some troops from a group called the “Friendlies”, he is not at all fond of them. The Friendlies make up […]