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Piper Re-reads, Reviews and Commentary

"Considering the one author about whom I am uniquely qualified to speak, I question if any reader of H. Beam Piper will long labor under the misunderstanding that he is a pious Christian, a left-wing liberal, a Gandhian pacifist, or a teetotaler."

— H. Beam Piper, "Double: Bill Symposium" interview


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H. Beam Piper Re-reads

". . . and in the evening he dialed through his micro-film library, finding only books he had read and reread a dozen times. . . ."

— H. Beam Piper (Jack Holloway POV), Little Fuzzy


These "re-read" reviews of Piper's yarns assume that the reader has already read the yarn being reviewed.  There will be "spoilers," of course, but hopefully there are benefits too.  Piper's Terro-human Future History yarns are especially suited to a re-read because he connects them to each other in such subtle ways.  So, whether you re-read Piper simply to enjoy the "Re-read Bonus" or perhaps as an element of personal growth or merely because Piper isn't writing any more, these are the reviews for you.

Terro-human Future History Yarns
The Edge of the Knife | Omnilingual | When in the Course— | Four-Day Planet | Uller Uprising | Naudsonce | Little Fuzzy | Fuzzy Sapiens | Fuzzies and Other People | Oomphel in the Sky | Graveyard of Dreams | Junkyard Planet | Space Viking | A Slave is a Slave | Ministry of Disturbance | The Keeper

Paratime Yarns
He Walked Around the Horses | Police Operation | Last Enemy | Temple Trouble | Time Crime | Gunpowder God | Down Styphon! | Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

The Hartley Yarns
Time and Time Again | The Mercenaries | Day of the Moron

Other speculative fiction
Flight from Tomorrow | Operation R.S.V.P. | Genesis | Dearest | Crossroads of Destiny | The Answer | First Cycle (with Michael Kurland)

The McGuire collaborations
Null-ABC | The Return | Lone Star Planet | Hunter Patrol



H. Beam Piper Reviews and Commentary

Reviews of, and commentary on Piper's work, and other Piper-related work by other authors, listed chronologically.



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