An American writer of science fiction short stories and a professional soldier.
Includes an active table of contents so you can use your NOOK's GOTO CHAPTER feature to easily navigate to each book.
Table of Contents
The Best Made Plans
Alarm Clock -
Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent ... once they're triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished--until the particular shock required comes along....
The Best Made Plans -
There are some people that it is extremely unwise to cross... and the fireworks start when two such people cross each other!
Final Weapon -
Man has developed many a deadly weapon. Today, the weapon most effective in destroying a man's hopes and security is the file folder ... and that was the weapon Morely knew and loved. But there was something more potent to come.
The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.
There are devices a high-level culture could produce that simply don't belong in the hands of incompetents of lower cultural evolution. The finest, and most civilized of tools can be made a menace ...
A Playboy is someone with power, too muchtime on his hands, and too little sense of a goalworth achieving. And if the Playboy happensto belong to a highly advanced culture....
A strong man can, of course, be dangerous, but he doesn’t approach the vicious deadliness of a weakling--with a weapon!