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The Worth of Smart

Blaine Readler

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ISBN 10: 0615400388 / ISBN 13: 9780615400389
Published by Full Arc Press
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240 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.True stories about next-generation Predator drones scouting the Mexican border for illegals, a scientist whose only means of escaping certain death in the Antarctic carries him into the future, robots fooled by Groucho glasses, interstellar astronauts who draw blood over dessert snacks while the schizophrenic ship computer eggs them on, and the smartest man on Earth whos dumber than a turnip. Then, theres a whole gaggle of true stories about aliens: aliens that come to Earth to claim the remains of their deceased Roswell companions, only to find the captains head missing; aliens that come to Earth to recruit space fighter pilots because their own arms are too short to reach the controls; aliens that try to come to earth disguised as marbles; and aliens that come to Earth to practice their acting roles as aliens coming to Earth. Amazing, but all true. At least, theres no clear evidence that these stories couldnt one day happen. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615400389

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Title: The Worth of Smart

Publisher: Full Arc Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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True stories about next-generation Predator drones scouting the Mexican border for illegals, a scientist whose only means of escaping certain death in the Antarctic carries him into the future, robots fooled by Groucho glasses, interstellar astronauts who draw blood over dessert snacks while the schizophrenic ship computer eggs them on, and the smartest man on Earth who's dumber than a turnip. Then, there's a whole gaggle of true stories about aliens: aliens that come to Earth to claim the remains of their deceased Roswell companions, only to find the captain's head missing; aliens that come to Earth to recruit space fighter pilots because their own arms are too short to reach the controls; aliens that try to come to earth disguised as marbles; and aliens that come to Earth to practice their acting roles as aliens coming to Earth. Amazing, but all true. At least, there's no clear evidence that these stories couldn't one day happen.

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"While many short story collections inevitably have their clunkers, there's not a one in The Worth of Smart that I'd cut . . . several of the stories are flat-out terrific.  With interesting hooks, solid execution, and terrific energy behind each tale, The Worth of Smart is a good time."  -San Francisco Book Review

"Blaine C. Readler blows the reader's socks off with a witty and inventive collection of futuristic, science-fiction stories that make you laugh and think about the humans' role in the universe." -US Review of Books

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