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Retief's War

Retief s War Essef The plot centers around one rascally race called the Voions who have been given police powers by the Diplomatic Corps and who are on the verge of taking over the planet Thrown into the mix are a

  • Title: Retief's War
  • Author: Keith Laumer
  • ISBN: 9780671559762
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Essef The plot centers around one rascally race called the Voions who have been given police powers by the Diplomatic Corps and who are on the verge of taking over the planet Thrown into the mix are a would be dictator, a group of Terran rum traders, a spaceship full of beautiful girls that has crashed in the jungle, a number of bungling ambassadors, some villainous andEssef The plot centers around one rascally race called the Voions who have been given police powers by the Diplomatic Corps and who are on the verge of taking over the planet Thrown into the mix are a would be dictator, a group of Terran rum traders, a spaceship full of beautiful girls that has crashed in the jungle, a number of bungling ambassadors, some villainous and calculating Groaci, several tribes of cannibals, some giant flying carnivores and, of course, the unflappable Jame Retief.

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    1. This is probably the third or fourth time I've read this book and again, I enjoy the way Laumer pokes fun at liberals, bureaucracy and bureaucrats. Retief is the "James Bond" of the galaxy, deftly handing any manner of problem that may pop up, working his way around bumbling superiors and rescuing both planets and babes from the hands of those power-hungry minions that would do harm to both.His tongue-in-cheek presentation will keep you chuckling.

    2. I first read this fifty years ago, as an (almost) beardless youth, and was delighted to find a second hand copy in Bookworm. It is pure froth, unlike for instance /book/show/1, which gave me tools I still think with. But it's joyful froth, including my all-time favourite threat in all of science fiction:"To remember which side of the bread substitute has the ikky-wax on it."

    3. Retief, the resourceful and indomitable diplomat who faces countless dangers in the service of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestienne, is on the planet Quopp, with its many forms of wheeled and rotored inhabitants. The Voion, one of the races, have been selected by the CDT to set up a planetary government to replace the cheerful chaos the inhabitants employ. Unfortunately, the Voions idea of peace is subjugating or exterminating all the others.Retief has his hands full setting up a counter-revoluti [...]

    4. 2.5 stars:It had been 7 years since I last read a Retief story of my first reviews ever! I read several Laumer books in the interim, so I figured it was high time to get back to what started it all, Retief.Sadly, this wasn't that great. Just like the first time I read some Retief, I feel like he overstays his welcome in a short novel, and is much better in Laumer's short fiction. Retief's War felt largely like "There, he barely got out of that one, what should I throw at him next?". It just got [...]

    5. This novel postulates a charming alien adaptation; every creature on the planet incorporates the wheel in some form or other as part of its body scheme, even flying creatures with rotor blades instead of wings, as a means of locomotion.Retief is possibly Science Fiction's most humorous, and also invariably triumphant, recurring character; embodying the intelligence and machismo of James Bond (Retief's portrayal on the cover art of some of the books is rather remininiscent of James Coburn as Dere [...]

    6. I have always enjoyed the Retief books for their witty combination of fun and action. This one was more of that fun, with the rascal diplomat on a planet with strange biomechanical insects and creatures made of various metals.A recent arrival, he discovers one section of the population trying to take over the planet with the help of a alien race which is rival to the Terrans in opening trade and cultural relations with the planet. The underdog and constantly in trouble, Retief is always three st [...]

    7. #3 in Laumer's Jame Retief science fiction series. These were written in the 1960's, but are still fun to read. Retief is a diplomat in the Corps Terrestienne Diplomatique which are the "good guys" in the inter galactic rivalry with the Groaci who are the "bad guys." This is an essentially tongue in cheek series in which Retief's superiors are hopeless incompetents and Retief's always is there to save the day and set things right.

    8. This book was not as much fun as Retief of the CDT. It deals mainly with war and rebellion tactics than the crazy antics of incompetent diplomats. I generally find war and battle scenes borng. Would I have been more interested if it took place on a planet full of bunnies and puppies instead of insects? Maybe.

    9. Simpleminded Terran ambassador sets greedy and stupid race up to subjugate planet of wheeled insect beings. Fortunately, galactic good guy Retief is around to save the planet, the beautiful ship wrecked space travelers and the rum traders.

    10. Typical Laumer: fast-paced, funny, imaginative, irreverent, insightful, a fun read. I look forward to reading everything Laumer ever wrote. I usually don't like terse, but he does it really well.

    11. A fun but loosely written romp! If you have read other Retief's you will enjoy this If not, better to start on one of the earlier works.

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