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  •  All of the Bolo books. nt (6+ / 0-)

    Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. Jonathan Swift ....Papers,please.

    by maybeeso in michigan on Sat May 29, 2010 at 06:58:46 PM PDT

    •  And don't forget the Retief stories (10+ / 0-)

      also by Keith Laumer (who created both Bolo and Retief).

      Jame Retief, the main character, is an interstellar diplomat. Here's a brief description I pasted from Wikipedia:

      In the course of the stories, Retief encounters and resolves problems, usually between multiple parties, on numerous worlds. Whether establishing new missions on alien worlds, dealing with the clash of self-determination with established interests, preventing war, or solving cultural clashes, the devil is in the detail. He is a cunning, fast-thinking, smooth-talking, tough brawler, solving problems through the rapid application of clever dealing, judicious violence, and complete disregard for the directives of the Corps and his immediate superiors. In contrast, most of his fellow diplomats in the CDT are protocol-obsessed, petty, small-minded, arrogant, ignorant, cowardly, and notoriously corrupt. Naturally Retief's career in the CDT is often stalled and he is very poorly regarded by his peers.

      Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

      by Dbug on Sat May 29, 2010 at 07:13:50 PM PDT

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