The Trouble with Aliens (Complete Christopher Anvil #4) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 4 in the Complete Christopher Anvil series.


1.  The trade paperback edition of Anvil's Interstellar Patrol (04/03), was a Locus best seller, and has a sell through of 72% from April 2003 to date.

2.  Like Keith Laumer, Anvil has a rare ability to combine fast-moving adventure with humor, deftly skewering the bureaucratic mind, whether human or alien.

3.  Anyone who likes sardonic space adventure with a dash of satire will enjoy Christopher Anvil, such as readers of Eric Flint, Lois McMaster Bujold and Keith Laumer.

4.  New York Times best-selling author David Weber calls Anvil's SF "a delightful pleasure," and adds, "I'm delighted that someone is making Christopher Anvil's work available once again...I've always loved Anvil's , ah, peculiar sense of humor."

5.  Advertising in Locus, more

Humans on the space frontiers may have enough problems with befuddled bureaucrats, rules that don’t fit the realities of very dangerous situations, and general rear-echelon incompetence without bringing in unfriendly aliens, but it’s that kind of universe. On the other hand, as master satirist Christopher Anvil makes clear, the aliens are anything but omnipotent and have plenty of problems of their own.


     Here for the first time the stories and short novels of the war with the Outs are collected into a novel-length chronicle. The Outs had mental powers they could use to make humans see illusions and convince them to change sides. Obviously, they were unbeatable—until some troublesome humans found their Achille’s heel.


     These and other stories of human/alien conflict fill this large volume by the master of wryly sardonic science fiction adventure.

About the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction with 3 million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, starting with first novel 1632. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber he has collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War, as well as four novels in Weber's Honorverse series. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416556015
ISBN-10: 141655601X
Publisher: Baen
Publication Date: October 28th, 2008
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Complete Christopher Anvil