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The Ultimate Weapon

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The Ultimate Weapon

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Author: John W. Campbell, Jr.
Publisher: Orbit, 2011
Ace Books, 1976
Series: Science Fiction from the Great Years: Book 9
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Alien Invasion
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Appeared in Ace Double G-585 (1966).


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, 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.


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