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A Logic Named Joe

A Logic Named Joe Three complete novels one of them a Hugo Award finalist with a number of short stories The Pirates of Zan When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly he is gi

  • Title: A Logic Named Joe
  • Author: Murray Leinster
  • ISBN: 9780743499101
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three complete novels, one of them a Hugo Award finalist, with a number of short stories.The Pirates of Zan When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer in return for being permitted to escape, he must shake up the establishment, which is getting set in its ways He succeeds beyond anyone s wildest expecThree complete novels, one of them a Hugo Award finalist, with a number of short stories.The Pirates of Zan When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer in return for being permitted to escape, he must shake up the establishment, which is getting set in its ways He succeeds beyond anyone s wildest expectations, becoming not just a pirate, but the deadliest do gooder in the galaxy.Gateway to Elsewhere Suppose that in another dimension, the world of the Arabian Nights is real, including very powerful and very dangerous djinns, who are nothing like Aladdin s big blue pal A man from our world wouldn t have a chance against them or, would he The Duplicators A planet with a machine which can duplicate anything would be the wealthiest world in the galaxy, right Wrong And unless the hapless voyager who s trapped on the planet can find a solution to its problem, he isn t going to live to leave again Plus three short stories, including A Logic Named Joe, an uncannily prophetic story of home computers and the internet written in 1946.

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    1. This was the first book I read when I found out about the Baen Free Library, incidentally one of the best resources for someone who has excessive free time in front of a computer. Also a great marketing device, as I buy Baen books now every time I go to the bookstore. To get back off the tangent, the reason I started reading A Logic Named Joe is because of the title. I wasn't sure what a logic was, but there was definitely something interesting about it. When I looked for more information, I was [...]

    2. Voilà un texte intéressant, publié par le passager clandestin, dans une collection, dyschroniques pour ne pas la nommer, qui ne l'est pas moins. En revanche, toujours le même reproche à formuler : un peu cher pour ce que c'est (ici 4 € pour un texte de 39 pages).Je reconnais pourtant que cet écrit mérite d'être réédité, voire édité tout court vu que je ne suis pas sûr qu'il ait déjà été publié en France.Daté de 1946, ce qui fait l'intérêt de ce texte, c'est que Murray Lei [...]

    3. I'm a sucker for classic SF . . . even not-very-good classic SF. A Logic Named Joe is just that. And I liked it, but only just. There may be a reason why Leinster isn't better known today: his work, while ground breaking, wasn't very good. He may have been on the cutting edge of "Brave New World", "1984" and "Green Hills of Earth" type stories--his "Pirate of Zan" is almost an "Atlas Shrugged" meets "The Pirates of Penzance"--but his weren't quite so good. Some of his better SF ideas, like "Gate [...]

    4. Murray Leinster's "A Logic Named Joe" was published in 1946 and is eerily good at telling the future. He has future machines called "logics" that are networked and can help people communicate and find answers for their users.It totally predicts the Internet and the problems that happen when kids can find bomb making info on their computers (logics) and private information about their neighbors.The story itself is probably only a 3 star but I gave it an extra star for being so great at predicting [...]

    5. Чудесный сборник рассказов на тему роботов, наполненные как страхом, так и надеждой, как откровенным насмеханием, так и чуть ли не поклонением. С самого начала у нас комментарии советских недокритиков к произведению,ах, как я это "люблю"! Обычно пропускаю, а тут вчиталась - "Н [...]

    6. Murray Leinster's marvellous story which gives the first glimpse of something like the Internet, collected with other stories.

    7. This is a collection, so I should break down my rating."A Logic Named Joe" *****Murray Leinster not only predicted the internet, Google, and with remarkable accuracy in 1946, he did it in a hilarious story that also examined what an AI with a sense of humor but no desire to be sociable might mean in our world."Dear Charles" **1/2Frankly, I read this story more than 6 months ago, and do not recall it. But I don't recall hating it, either, so it gets a gentleman's C.Gateway to Elsewhere ***A deli [...]

    8. Murray Leinster. Just who is Murray Leinster? I've never heard his name before in my life, and if the introduction to the book is to be believed, I should be ashamed of myself. In any case, the volume contains three novels and three stories. Taking it from the bottom, "Dear Charles" is the weakest from the lot, having an annoying narrator and little humor. "A Logic Named Joe" is a more intriguing story which, as the introductions points out, seems to all but predict the Internet, or at least som [...]

    9. I grew up reading Leinster's Med Service stories as published in SF periodicals in the early 1960s. Always involving a medical dilemma to be solved by space roving doctor Calhoun and his faithful alien companion (and living test lab for disease cures) Murgatroyd, the series was entertaining and often thought-provoking.So I was happy to stumble across a copy of this compilation of other stories and novels by him. All of them employ a not-always-so-tongue-in-cheek sense of humor which doesn't alwa [...]

    10. Three complete novels, one of them a Hugo Award finalist, with a number of short stories. The Pirates of Zan - When a young man is accused of being one of the Pirates of Zan and jailed unjustly, he is given a secret offer-in return for being permitted to "escape," he must shake up the establishment, which is getting set in its ways. He succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expectations, becoming not just a pirate, but the deadliest do-gooder in the galaxy. Gateway to Elsewhere - Suppose that in anoth [...]

    11. I have learned that I am not always capable of ignoring rampant misogyny in SF. For an expanded explanation see my rant here: geekgirlsrule.wordpress/20 Seriously, I just could not get past the Gary Stu nature of all his protagonists. They're essentially the same guy over and over and over, and they all rely on "clever" to win the day, which is not appealing. I wanted to like this collection, because I've enjoyed the title selection in other anthologies, and I really and truly adore Eric Flint a [...]

    12. Trike says, about the title short, "There's a great SF short story called A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster that is a freakishly accurate description of how we use computers and the Internet today, but because it was written 70 years ago (seriously: 1946), the names he uses for things we experience everyday are different. That is just enough of a difference to make it difficult to read, but if you swap out the specific words you can see he's talking about Parentsl Controls and YouTube and Fac [...]

    13. Au départ, mon côté féministe m'a fait sourciller lorsque j'ai lu la phrase suivante: « Les logiques ne sont pas efficaces en ce qui concerne les femmes. Il faut que les choses aient un sens. » (p.8)Mais ce bref récit est tout simplement génial. Ayant écrit ce livre en 1946, l'auteur était bien en avance sur son temps lorsqu'il a imaginé un scénario impliquant un réseau informatique mondial qui dégénère. Ce livre vient renforcer ma préférence pour les histoires courtes. J'ai bi [...]

    14. A very entertaining collection of short stories and novellas. I was reminded of Slippery Jim DeGriz from the Stainless Steel Rat stories, although I know these were written way before that. The best part of the stories in this collection is that, although they were written in the 40's and 50's, they are surprisingly non-antiquated. The fact that Murray Leinster predicted the internet and smartphones in 1946 just blew me away! - April 6, 2013

    15. A reprint of some fantastic short stories and novels by Murray Leinster (who has been almost completely forgotten by the sci-fi world, but deserves to be far better known). The title story nearly perfectly predicts personal computers and cloud computing -- complete with privacy concerns -- and was written in 1946. Well worth the time and money for anyone who enjoys science fiction.

    16. This book introduced me to Murray Leinster. It's also a collection of several books and short stories. The title "A logic named Joe" is the short story that predicted the internet, in 1946.

    17. Bit of useless trivia. Murray Leinster is the pen name of Will F. Jenkins. Once I found out that this book predicted the internet in 1946, I had to read it! Overall I liked the story. 3.5 stars

    18. Une nouvelle de 1946 qui décrit les dérives possibles d'un grand réseau de communications mondiales. À replacer dans son contexte historique, donc plaisant. Du Philip K. Dick amusant.

    19. Fascinating from the point of view of how prescient Leinster was, but I didn't enjoy the story. Worth reading if you like digging into the history of SF.

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