The Ultimate Weapon

The Ultimate Weapon

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by Jr. John W. Campbell
     
 

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"The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his "people" could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical…  See more details below

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"The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his "people" could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol. With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over. And on Earth there was nothing which would be capable of beating off this incredible armada-until Buck Kendall stumbled upon THE ULTIMATE WEAPON."

John Wood Campbell, Jr. as an influential figure in American science fiction, editor of Astounding Science Fiction and generally credited with shaping Golden Age of Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov called Campbell "the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely."

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ISBN-13:
9781612039220
Publisher:
Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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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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