The Unorthodox Engineers are a misfit bunch of engineers, commanded by maverick engineer Fritz van Noon and including, amongst others, a convicted bank robber as quartermaster (on the entirely-sound grounds that he was likely to be the most capable person for the job). They solve problems of alien technology and weird planets in the future. The Unorthodox Engineers contains: The Railways Up on Cannis (1959) The Subways of Tazoo (1964) The Pen and the Dark (1966) Getaway from Getawehi (1969) The Black Hole of Negrav (1975)
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Colin Kapp (1928 - 2007) Born in 1928, Colin Kapp was both a British SF author and a worker in electronics, later becoming a freelance consultant in electroplating. His writing career began with the publication of 'Life Plan' in New Worlds in November 1958. Kapp is best known for his stories about the Unorthodox Engineers, which gained a modest cult following. He passed away in 2007. For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/kapp_colin
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Book Description Nov 01, 1979. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, some colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P04_0106_DY_02/14__
Book Description Dobson Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0234720727 Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Dust jacket is very clean with no tears, but has been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Very light wear to the boards; Unblemished textblock edges; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); 1979, Dobson Books Ltd; 214 pages; "Unorthodox Engineers," by Colin Kapp. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U12ZN03307206