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T enlisted as an unwilling agent of the Team secret successor to the long discredited CIA and then courted by an anti Team underground group In practically no time at all Horny and Alys were touring Europe on a mission about which he knew zip except that it was a new move in the Cool War the worldwide campaign of sabotage that had replaced actual combatFor the team and its opponents though the Cool War could be as perilous as any hot one as Horny Hake discovered when he came up againstLeota lovely. I got a pristine hardback copy of this in the 1990s for 3 dollars because it was in some cut out bin at a used book shop that I liked I recall enjoying it a lot It s an amusing take on cold war with some fun ideas But alas I read it so long ago that I can t vouch for it much in terms of style or what have you except that I do remember the episodes made me chuckle

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The Cool War

Leader of the underground cabal dedicated to destroying the Team;Yosper the Bible thumping foul mouthed nonogenarian killer;The Reddi twins professional terrorists who turned up in the oddest places at the worst times and always managed to make Horny's life miserable;And Pegleg master of such lethal toys as the Bulgarian Brolly and the Peruvian PenPicaresue and fast moving THE COOL WAR is also a deeply ironic often hilarious yet thought provoking look at where we could be some forty years from no. This novel inhabits that strange satirical world populated by other works such as perhaps On Her Majesty s Occult Service or Modesty Blaise serials and even The Loo Sanction or maybe even Catch 22 Pohl does not pull his punches and so absurdity has a backbone to it

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Fred Pohl multiple winner of science fiction's top awards presents a breathtaking romp through the energy poor world of the 2020s a gripping chase intrigue novel with a highly unlikely stand in for James BondOne day the Reverend Hornswell Hake had nothing worse to contend with than the customary power shortages and his routine pastoral chores such as counseling the vivacious Alys Brant and her husbands and wife At nearly forty his life was placid almost humdrumThe very next day Horny Hake was firs. It was well written and an interesting setup but I kept waiting for something neat to happenand then the book ended


10 thoughts on “The Cool War

  1. says:

    Continuing my lifelong interest in pulp sci fi I found this beat up paperback at a place where I volunteer and kne

  2. says:

    It was well written and an interesting setup but I kept waiting for something neat to happenand then the book e

  3. says:

    I am really not sure why I didn’t enjoy this than I didThe premise is great instead of open armed conflict between countries everyon

  4. says:

    I love Pohl’s hard science fiction Heechee stories and I loved the cover of this edition of this book so I was reasonably confident that I would enjoy this However I on turning the last page I feel that this work is not exactly the literary summit of Pohl’s career It has an interesting idea on how the nature of war might evolve but it is mixed with; some basic science fiction ideas on energy generation and some of

  5. says:

    I got a pristine hardback copy of this in the 1990s for 3 dollars because it was in some cut out bin at a used book shop that I liked I recall enjoying it a lot It's an amusing take on cold war with some fun ideas But alas I read it so long ago that I can't vouch for it much in terms of style or what have you except that I do rememb

  6. says:

    A forgotten gem of futurism this thriller explores some pertinent themes such as energy environment and economic coercion It is dated especially the computer technology but world events have only confirmed Pohl's analysis of our collective malaiseIf you have any interest in realpolitik or global economic development you should seek this on

  7. says:

    I haven't read any of the author's other works But this one was a muddled and meandering story sort of a mash up or a futuristic spy farce I w

  8. says:

    This novel inhabits that strange satirical world populated by other works such as perhaps On Her Majesty's Occult Service or Modesty

  9. says:

    This is good for a light read though it is uite datedFor a book written in the 1980s set in the 2020s it seems to mispredict a lot about comm

  10. says:

    I like Frederik Pohl but by his standards this book was pretty lightweight It's set in the not too distant future where there is a cool war between East and West In it the spies merely try to irritate each other in order to sow chaos Amusing but just barelyHornswell Hake a Unitarian minister referred to as Horny throughout the book