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A Planet for Texans (also published as Lone Star Planet) is a science-fiction novel written by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire.
Ace Books is an American specialty publisher of science fiction and fantasy books.
Alternate history or alternative history (Commonwealth English), sometimes abbreviated as AH, is a genre of fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently.
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930.
Ardath Frances Hurst Mayhar (February 20, 1930 – February 1, 2012) was an American writer and poet.
The Communist International (Comintern), known also as the Third International (1919–1943), was an international communist organization that advocated world communism.
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.
Dimension X was an NBC radio program broadcast on an unsponsored, sustaining basis from April 8, 1950 to September 29, 1951.
Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky (born September 22, 1971) is an American author who works primarily in speculative fiction genres, writing under the name Elizabeth Bear.
Empire is a collection of short stories by American writer H. Beam Piper, edited by John F. Carr.
Enlightened despotism (also called benevolent despotism) referred to a leader's espousal of "Enlightenment ideas and principles" to enhance the leader's power.
Federation is a collection of short stories by American writer H. Beam Piper, edited by John F. Carr.
The concept of First World originated during the Cold War and included countries that were generally aligned with NATO and opposed to the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov.
Fuzzy Nation (published by Tor Books) is a 2011 reboot by John Scalzi of H. Beam Piper's 1962 novel Little Fuzzy.
General semantics is a self improvement and therapy program begun in the 1920s that seeks to regulate human mental habits and behaviors.
George H. Scithers (May 14, 1929 – April 19, 2010) was an American science fiction fan, author and editor.
Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.
"He Walked Around the Horses" is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.
A narrative work beginning in medias res (lit. "into the middle of things") opens in the midst of action (cf. ab ovo, ab initio).
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in India between 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.
An interregnum (plural interregna or interregnums) is a period of discontinuity or "gap" in a government, organization, or social order.
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 – September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.
Jo Walton (born December 1, 1964) is a Welsh-Canadian fantasy and science fiction writer and poet.
John Francis Carr (born December 25, 1944) is an American science fiction editor and writer.
John Joseph McGuire (August 25, 1917; Altoona, Pennsylvania – August 1, 1981) was an American author of science fiction.
John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
John Wood Campbell Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor.
"Last Enemy" is a science fiction short story written by H. Beam Piper, and is a part of his Paratime series.
Life insurance (or life assurance, especially in the Commonwealth of Nations) is a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurer or assurer, where the insurer promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (the benefit) in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person (often the policy holder).
Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate or did not work in that genre.
Little Fuzzy is a 1962 juvenile science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper, now in public domain.
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen is a 1965 science fiction novel by American writer H. Beam Piper; it is part of his Paratime series of stories, and was expanded by other writers to form the Kalvan series.
Malum in se (plural mala in se) is a Latin phrase meaning wrong or evil in itself.
Malum prohibitum (plural mala prohibita, literal translation: "wrong prohibited") is a Latin phrase used in law to refer to conduct that constitutes an unlawful act only by virtue of statute, as opposed to conduct that is evil in and of itself, or malum in se. Conduct that is so clearly violative of society's standards for allowable conduct that it is illegal under English common law is usually regarded as malum in se.
A Martian is a native inhabitant of the planet Mars.
Michael Joseph Kurland (born March 1, 1938) is an American author, best known for his works of science fiction and detective fiction.
Mutual assured destruction or mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike).
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
Nuclear warfare (sometimes atomic warfare or thermonuclear warfare) is a military conflict or political strategy in which nuclear weaponry is used to inflict damage on the enemy.
"Omnilingual" is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper.
The Paratime series written by H. Beam Piper consists of several short stories, one novella, and one novel; they deal with an advanced civilization that is able to travel between parallel universes with alternate histories, and uses that ability to trade for goods and services that their own, exhausted Earth cannot provide.
The Pennsylvania Railroad (or Pennsylvania Railroad Company and also known as the "Pennsy") was an American Class I railroad that was established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".
The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes the quarterly journal Prometheus.
Raccoon coats, full-length fur coats made of raccoon hide, were a fad in the United States during the 1920s.
R. P. Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol.1, Chaps.1,2,&3.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
The Second World is the former industrial socialist states (formally the Eastern Bloc) largely encompassing territories under the influence of the Soviet Union.
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.
Space Viking is a science fiction novel by American writer H. Beam Piper, set in his Terro-Human future history.
"The Answer" is a science fiction short story written by H. Beam Piper.
The Italian Job is a 1969 British comedy caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson.
"The Keeper" is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper.
"The Return" is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire.
The Worlds of H. Beam Piper is a collection of short stories written by H. Beam Piper, and edited by John F. Carr.
Tor.com is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine published by Tor Books, as well as an imprint of Tor Books.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
"When in the Course" is a science fiction short story by American writer H. Beam Piper.
Orville William Tuning (June 21, 1935 in Ottumwa, Iowa – April 18, 1982 in Santa Barbara, California) was an American author of science fiction and a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
Williamsport, officially The City of Williamsport, is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States.
X Minus One was an American half-hour science fiction radio drama series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC.