H. Beam Piper
"Oh, no; I'm really here," the voice, inaudible but mentally present, assured him. "You can't see me, or touch me, or even really hear me, but I'm not something you just imagined. I'm just as real as ... as Smokeball, there. Only I'm a different kind of reality. Watch."
There was no stopping General Zarvas' rebellion. Hunted and hated in two worlds, Hradzka dreamed of a monomaniac's glory, stranded in the past with his knowledge of the future. But he didn't know the past quite well enough....
Was this ill-fated expedition the end of a proud, old race - or the beginning of a new one? There are strange gaps in our records of the past. We find traces of man-like things - but, suddenly, man appears, far too much developed to be the "next step" in a well-linked chain of evolutionary evidence. Perhaps something like the events of this story furnishes the answer to the riddle.
Terra has a problem. The Ullr are uprising and the uprising must be put down at any cost. A brilliant retelling of the Sepoy Mutiny set against an interstellar empire. H. Beam Piper was one of the best writers of space opera that science fiction ever produced. Well written, insightful, and revealing.
5) The Answer
In a post-apocalyptic experiment, scientists have an intriguing plan, in the first installment of H. Beam Piper's excellent Terro-Human Future History series.
6) Space Viking
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Space Viking is a science fiction novel written by H. Beam Piper and is set in his Terro-Human future history. It tells the story of one man's search for his wife's murderer and its unexpected consequences. Ten thousand refugees from the losing side of The Big War (The System States War of The Cosmic Computer) fled far beyond the boundaries of the Terran Federation and colonised the planet Excalibur. By the beginning of Space Viking, they had expanded...
Readers who remember the Hon. Stephen Silk, diplomat extraordinary, in Lone Star Planet (FU, March 1957), later published as A Planet For Texans (Ace Books), will find the present story a challenging departure-this possibility that the history we know may not be absolute . . . .
More than 25 of the greatest Science Fiction stories ever written-many in eBook form for the very first time. More than four hundred pages of top flight fiction selected by the editors at www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com, including 'Ticking' by Allen M. Steele; 'All Cats are Gray' by Andre Norton; 'The Velvet Glove' by Harry Harrison; 'The Day of the Boomer Dukes' by Frederic Pohl; 'The Troubadour' by Peter Sherman; 'Riya's Foundling' by Algis...
9) Rebel Raider
A portrayal of the exploits of a Confederate military adventurer, John Singleton Mosby. Basically, Mosby ran a guerrilla operation in Virginia wherein he attacked and plundered the supply lines of the Union armies.
THE H. BEAM PIPER MEGAPACK collects 33 novels, novellas, and short stories by H. Beam Piper, including such classics as LITTLE FUZZY, SPACE VIKING, and "He Walked Around the Horses." Complete contents: INTRODUCTION: MEET H. BEAM PIPER TIME AND TIME AGAIN (1947) HE WALKED AROUND THE HORSES (1948) POLICE OPERATION (1948) THE MERCENARIES (1950) LAST ENEMY (1950) FLIGHT FROM TOMORROW (1950) OPERATION R.S.V.P. (1951) DEAREST (1951) TEMPLE TROUBLE...
Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, "The Junkyard Planet", with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity. But is Merlin real, or just an old rumor? And if they find it will it save them, or tear them apart?