The Ultimate Weapon

The Ultimate Weapon

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by John Wood Campbell
     
 

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She was about thirty million miles off Pluto, just beginning to get in touch with some of the larger mining stations out there, when Buck Kendall's turn at the controls came along. Buck Kendall was one of life's little jokes. When Nature made him, she was absentminded. Buck stood six feet two in his stocking feet, with his usual slight stoop in operation. When he

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She was about thirty million miles off Pluto, just beginning to get in touch with some of the larger mining stations out there, when Buck Kendall's turn at the controls came along. Buck Kendall was one of life's little jokes. When Nature made him, she was absentminded. Buck stood six feet two in his stocking feet, with his usual slight stoop in operation. When he forgot, and stood up straight, he loomed about two inches higher. He had the body and muscles of a dock navvy, which Nature started out to make. Then she forgot and added something of the same stuff she put in Sir Francis Drake. Maybe that made Old Nature nervous, and she started adding different things. At any rate, Kendall, as finally turned out, had a brain that put him in the first rank of scientists--when he felt like it--the general constitution of an ostrich and a flair for gambling.

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ISBN-13:
2940011900006
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/29/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,047,152
File size:
78 KB

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Ultimate Weapon 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a good example of what John Campbell was capable of doing. Even though it appeared to be written in the late fifties, early sixties, based on the story content and references, I believe that it was actually written well before 1940. Nowhere near as well written as the J.W. Campbell stories presented in Arcot, Morley and Wade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is there no explanation of the story? I guess that we're expected to just jump in feet first.
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