The Trouble With Humans

The Trouble With Humans

by Christopher Anvil, Eric Flint

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BN ID: 2940148578949
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,000,610
File size: 1 MB

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The Trouble with Humans 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
klh on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a collection of stories from pulp sci-fi mags of the late 50s and early 60s, with one, "The Underhandler", from 1990. The stories are clearly cold-war era and military-centric, in the sense of being about problems coordinating troop movements, supply problems, and understanding intelligence; interplanetary conflict as seen from upper middle management, as it were. There's some sardonic wit and twists, but the tales aren't meant to be outright funny for the most part. A couple of the stories are told via letters/reports that cross in the mail and they're humorous and interesting in their form. There might have been a couple of female characters mentioned, but it's otherwise all man's-man types working within their hierarchies. No groundbreaking concepts or deep ideas here, just diverting light reading that's also a good glimpse into the mindset of an earlier time.