The Ultimate Weapon (2020)

The Ultimate Weapon John W. Campbell Jr. The Ultimate Weapon The star Mira was unpredictably variable Sometimes it was blazing brilliant and hot Other times it was oddly dim cool shedding little warmth on its many planets Gresth Gkae leader of the Mirans w
  • Title: The Ultimate Weapon
  • Author: John W. Campbell Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780441843329
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
The Ultimate Weapon John W. Campbell Jr. The star Mira was unpredictably variable Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his people could migrate That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system And in his astronomical searching, heThe star Mira was unpredictably variable Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his people could migrate That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over And on Earth there was nothing which would be capable of beating off this incredible armada until Buck Kendall stumbled upon THE ULTIMATE WEAPON John Wood Campbell, Jr as an influential figure in American science fiction, editor of Astounding Science Fiction and generally credited with shaping Golden Age of Science Fiction Isaac Asimov called Campbell the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely.
The Ultimate Weapon John W. Campbell Jr.

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  1. Evgeny

    A fairly short science fiction story which aged badly An alien race is searching for a better place to settle, and our own Solar system looks like perfect fit There is a slight problem with native population us humans, but it is nothing good weapons cannot solve the humans do not have adequate defense offense systems So, a survivor of one of attacks who also happens to be a millionaire scientist when was the last time we had some of these in real life Iron Man does not count takes on himself to [...]

  2. Jesse Huggins

    A fun readI like Sci fi, and this book is well written Written in the 1930s, the author was ahead of his time.

  3. Sean O'Hara

    Space patrol responds to a distress call on Pluto and finds a scout ship from an unknown alien race attacking the colony there The patrol ship is destroyed but two of the crew survive who, thankfully, are sooper scientists who can deduce how the alien weapons work based on minimal evidence They return to Earth and begin developing countermeasures for when the aliens return in force.And inevitably, the aliens do return After a little fine tuning, the countermeasures do work, but the aliens adapt, [...]

  4. Bradley

    This is a story from the outer edge of the golden age of science fiction written by, arguably, the father of the golden age.This is a reason to read it, but sadly for me about the only reason There is no characterization to mention, the author loses himself in wordy explanations.of how neutron weaponry works while deep space communication is by morse code.Paraffin blocks turn out to be a good way of stopping neutron rays.So here we are with a story set centuries into the future reliant on stuff [...]

  5. Trike

    I imagine this was a crackerjack tale back in the days of yore Nowadays it feels incredibly dated and clunky.The physics are fairly ludicrous, even by 1936 standards, but I will say that I enjoyed the aliens themselves and the explanation of their evolution I found it interesting that they have two eyes, one atop the other The upper eye is larger and provides telescopic vision, while the lower, smaller eye provides microscopic vision Coming from a world with extremes of weather and solar radiati [...]

  6. Andrew Kennedy

    This was a highly amusing story because of all the bad science and implausible plot lines While John Campbell is the Editor in Chief of Sci Fi, he kinda flopped on this story He spent a lot of time discussing the science behind all the technology that was designed in the book That would be fine, but the science didn t agree with any science in the real world, even science known in 1966 when it was published It sounded like he threw sciency words together to make it sound smart There was little c [...]

  7. Karthik

    The simplest way to summarise the story is thus Big boy hits small boy, small boy gets a stick and hits big boy, big boy gets a knife and hurts small boy, small boy gets a gun and they decide the compromise All this with an inter galactic background.The biggest problem with any science fiction story is to stand the test of time The safest way to do it is to not get into the details of the science but to focus on the fiction keep the science very minimal But the author exactly gets into that trap [...]

  8. Jonathan Stevens

    Those who enjoyed Campbell s Arcot Morey series will probably enjoy this It s a fun space opera with marvelous planetary systems and threating alien conqerors and large scale spaceship battles Like the Arcot series, it also, unfortunately, suffersfrom technical descriptions which are both too lengthy and yet sometimes lacking in essentialdetails I actually read the Project Gutenberg US version of this work.

  9. Lindsay

    Some interesting ideas, although I felt the characters were a little two dimensional and there was focus on how the technology worked rather than the background and story.

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