A rip-roaring collection of amusing and beguiling "what if?" speculative fiction tales from science fiction humorist and droll storyteller extraordinaire Christopher Anvil.
A generous volume of cunning and humorous science fiction from a master storyteller Christopher Anvil. First, Anvil's tale of the consequences for civilization--and humanity itself--on The Day the Machines Stopped
. Next, a gambler is captured by aliens who are investigating the Earth as a possible target for colonization. The aliens have science and technology far in advance of humans--but, unfortunately for them, they have never developed the human art of bluffing
. And finally, for the first time in book form, Anvil's stories of universal troubleshooter and paradox-resolver extraordinaire Richard Verner. Need to know why the government's missiles keep falling from the sky? Whether a judge has been kidnapped or gone into hiding to avoid a dangerous ruling? Who that dead body belongs to that interrupted a perfect vacation? Verner's on the case.
About Christopher Anvil:
"Droll and exciting. . ."--Houston Chronicle
." . .a delightful pleasure. . .I've always loved Anvil's, ah, peculiar
sense of humor."--New York Times
best-seller and military SF master David Weber
." . .rousing adventure. . .SF fun."--Locus