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Tool of the Trade (Orbit Books) av Joe…
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Tool of the Trade (Orbit Books) (urspr publ 1987; utgåvan 1988)

av Joe Haldeman (Författare)

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By the author of The Forever War: Caught between the USSR and the United States, a professor fights to create a better world Nicholas Foley survived the horrific siege of Leningrad. Since World War II ended, he has risen through the ranks of American academia to his current post as a respected university professor with a loving wife. His one secret: He works for the KGB. Foley acts as a sleeper agent for the Russians, pointing out potential talent for recruitment. This precarious position takes a turn for the deadly when Foley creates an invention that will change the world: a device that makes people obey orders, no matter what. The fate of the world is balanced on a razor's edge. As both superpowers pursue Foley, doing whatever they can to get their hands on his miraculous superweapon, he realizes he must choose a side. Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joe Haldeman is one of America's finest creators of science fiction, and Tool of the Trade is a masterful adventure. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.… (mer)
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Titel:Tool of the Trade (Orbit Books)
Författare:Joe Haldeman (Författare)
Info:Orbit (1988), Edition: New Edition, 288 pages
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Nick Foley is a psychology professor, a linguist, a US citizen and, incidentally, a KGB agent and spy who was born in Russia. Add to this an ability to make suggestions to another person that cannot be disregarded and persons who want that knowledge. Joe Haldeman has blended all these together in Tool of the trade to make a good spy novel blended with science fiction. Although written over thirty years ago, it has aged well. A good read! ( )
  fdholt | Aug 30, 2019 |
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  mcolpitts | Aug 15, 2009 |
Haldeman writes a goods story. The constant flow of awards proves that. And, in this book, another good story. No, it isn’t great as Forever War and others are great. But it’s a good read, a fun read, an interesting read, the kind of read almost anyone enjoys having. This is an interesting blend of genres. The science fiction element is expected of Haldeman, but it is not the driver. Instead, this is more spy story than science fiction. And any spy story, with it’s reliance on gadgets and gizmos, can have a small science fiction element. But the gimmick here (the design of an object that makes the listener do anything our hero requests) is prevalent enough that you have to consider this a blending. And Haldeman does a good job of taking a potentially Pollyanna ending (let’s get rid of all the nuclear weapons and live happily ever after) and not completing accepting that solution. Yes, it probably is a little contrived, and it probably wouldn’t work out that way in the real world, but the reader is willing to accept it in the context of the story. ( )
  figre | Apr 20, 2008 |
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By the author of The Forever War: Caught between the USSR and the United States, a professor fights to create a better world Nicholas Foley survived the horrific siege of Leningrad. Since World War II ended, he has risen through the ranks of American academia to his current post as a respected university professor with a loving wife. His one secret: He works for the KGB. Foley acts as a sleeper agent for the Russians, pointing out potential talent for recruitment. This precarious position takes a turn for the deadly when Foley creates an invention that will change the world: a device that makes people obey orders, no matter what. The fate of the world is balanced on a razor's edge. As both superpowers pursue Foley, doing whatever they can to get their hands on his miraculous superweapon, he realizes he must choose a side. Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joe Haldeman is one of America's finest creators of science fiction, and Tool of the Trade is a masterful adventure. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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