Overview

The Plaintiff Universal Patents Inc. was heartless.
The judge Rex "Spider" Speyer was merciless.
Ellen Welles' case seemed hopeless.
Unless her lawyer could locate the mad creator of FAUST - the robot-inventor who'd given Universal Patents its stranglehold on the world economy - she was sure to die for patent infringement a capital crime in...
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The Venetian Court

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Overview

The Plaintiff Universal Patents Inc. was heartless.
The judge Rex "Spider" Speyer was merciless.
Ellen Welles' case seemed hopeless.
Unless her lawyer could locate the mad creator of FAUST - the robot-inventor who'd given Universal Patents its stranglehold on the world economy - she was sure to die for patent infringement a capital crime in the twenty-first century.
Quentin Thomas Ellen's lawyer already knew that the judge was a psychopath and he quickly learned just how dirty Universal could play...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780575125735
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,262,809
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author

Charles L. Harness (1915-2005)
Charles Leonard Harness was an American science fiction writer born in Colorado City Texas. He earned degrees in chemistry and law from George Washington University and worked as a patent attorney from 1947 to 1981. Harness' background as a lawyer influenced several of his works. His first story "Time Trap" was published in 1948 and drew on many themes that would recur in later stories: art time travel and a hero undergoing a quasi-transcendental experience. Harness' most famous single novel was his first Flight into Yesterday which was published first as a novella in the May 1949 issue of Startling Stories and was later republished as The Paradox Men in 1953. A great influence on many writers Harness continued to publish until 2001 and was nominated for multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. In 2004 he was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Harness died in 2005 aged 89.
For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/harness_charles_l
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