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Iors amid conspiracy and conflict across alien planets guaranteed astounding amazing startling galactic weird and thrillingly wonderful1 Protocol2 Sealed Orders3 Cultural Exchange4 Aide Memoire5 Policy6 Palace Revolutio This goes on the Books I Should Have Read Already shelf as I d carried around a couple in the series for decades without ever reading them My father in law always wanted me to read Retief as he knew my affinity to puns but I never got around to them Well I always seemed to find something else to read anyway I suppose it is good that I ve decided now at last to do so because had I read this 40 years ago I d likely never had read any others I understand they do get better They d kind of have to This intro collection of shorts was uneven The first couple of stories were charming and engaging while the last Icebergs planets guaranteed astounding amazing startling galactic weird and thrillingly wonderful1 Protocol2 Sealed Orders3 Cultural Exchange4 Aide Memoire5 Policy6 Palace Revolutio This goes on the Books I Should Have Read Already shelf as I d carried around a couple in the series for decades without ever reading them My father in law always wanted me to read Retief as he knew my affinity to The Line puns but I never got around to them Well I always seemed to find something else to read anyway I suppose it is good that I ve decided now at last to do so because had I read this 40 years ago I d likely never had read any others I understand they do get better They d kind of have to This intro collection of shorts was uneven The first couple of stories were charming and engaging while the last

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Cover artist Lima de FreitasBetween the lines of the official histories of the frontier worlds of the 29th Century lie myriad confidential accounts of the boners near catastrophes and interstellar crises that were bound Pure space opera Science Fiction short storiesWith no regard for protocol diplomat Retief takes short cuts through red tape to get the reuired results And if his superiors are temporarily annoyed so much the better Honorific namesWell let us dine the mighty Flapjack said at last we can resolve these matters laterI am called Hoshick of the Mosaic of the Two DawnsI m Retief Hoshick waited expectantly of the Mountain of Red Tape Retief added Government agenciesI don t appreciate frivolity with reference to this Division Magnan said testily When I first came here the Manpower Utilization Directorate Divisio The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family protocol diplomat Retief takes short cuts through red tape to get the reuired results And if his superiors are temporarily annoyed so much the better Honorific namesWell let us dine the mighty Flapjack said at last we can resolve these matters laterI am called Hoshick of the Mosaic of the Two DawnsI m Retief Hoshick waited expectantly of the Mountain of Red Tape Retief added Government agenciesI don t appreciate frivolity with reference to this Division Magnan said testily When I first came here the Manpower Utilization Directorate Divisio

Free download î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Keith Laumer

To occur when human meets non human The adventures of CDC Corps Diplomatiue Terra diplomat Jame Retief loom large in six highly classified missions where brain and brawn save land and lives despite red tape bound super I read this in college when I should have been studying Read a lot of other SF and fantasy the same way Laumer stood out from the pack of very capable authors because of his humor The Retief tales were inherently funny with gentle pokes at contemporary international relationsA fun read


10 thoughts on “Envoy to New Worlds

  1. says:

    Very funny stories with a ring of truthReview of Kindle editiomPublication date September 24 2014Publisher Fiction Hunter PressLanguage EnglishASIN B00NWJ7446136 pagesThis is a 1963 collection of six Retief stories All are stand alone stories but in addition to Retief there is one other recurring character in some of the stories Mr Laumer was a U S Air Force officer and later served in the US Foreign Servi

  2. says:

    Pure space opera Science Fiction short storiesWith no regard for protocol diplomat Retief takes short cuts through

  3. says:

    The cover says this is the first book about Retief Machiavelli of cosmic diplomacy Not a bad description but Retief is less Machiavelli the Ma

  4. says:

    I read this in college when I should have been studying Read a lot of other SF and fantasy the same way Laumer stood out from the pack of very capable authors because of his humor The Retief tales were inherently funny with gentle po

  5. says:

    This is the second time I've read this book First time I've reviewed itJaime Retief is a junior diplomat in the

  6. says:

    This was one of the few books I read in my formative years aside from everything I read by Heinlein that I really want to re read I found it uite dated which would be expected but is not a given case in point works by CL Moore from the 30s and 40s which haven't dated and are still amazingly good and uite uaint Also John Scalzi has meanwhile created his own stylish SF CD as in Diplomatic Corps stories and Laume

  7. says:

    As you learned in a recent episode of Rodent's Digest I try not to bother reviewing or rating books that already have huge numbers of reviews and ratings because my little warblings just get lost in the noise So I'm not going to rate all of the Retief books This may be the only one in fact But I assure you I have read them all Some I've read several times in several seasons They are among the select few SciFi

  8. says:

    The Retief stories are always fun This edition had been upgraded with a longer story from much later in the timeline of Retief stories called Rank Injustice and I have to say it was my least favorite

  9. says:

    This goes on the Books I Should Have Read Already shelf as I'd carried around a couple in the series for decades without ever reading them My father in law always wanted me to read Retief as he knew my affinity to puns but I never got around to them Well I always seemed to find something else to read anyway I suppose it is good that I've de

  10. says:

    Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer sends Corps Diplomatiue Terran Jame Retief on six missions AD 2940 where brain and brawn save land and lives despite red tape bound superiors amid conspiracy and conflct across alien planets Always funny re read 4 times The digital era looks askance at reel and spool historical recordings numerically specif

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