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Flatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil "the Arm" Hamilton (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Larry Niven (Author), Chris Moore (Cover artist)

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Title:Flatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil "the Arm" Hamilton
Authors:Larry Niven (Author)
Other authors:Chris Moore (Cover artist)
Info:Del Rey Books (1995), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:Downstairs, Science Fiction, SF, Speculative Fiction, Detective Fiction, Earth, Fantasy, Hard SF, Known Space, Law Enforcement, Murder, Mystery, Space, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Psionics, Space Exploration, Mid Future, Organ Harvesting, Criminals, 20th Century, American Fiction, Collection, Fiction, Unread, mmpb

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Many years ago I played cyberpunk, we had a motto that ran something like "parts is money, dead people is parts, dead friends are parts". This is a book about what happens when criminals become parts, and the definition of criminal reflects how much people want new parts. If you can't get the parts there are people "Organleggers" willing to provide. Gil "The Arm" Hamilton works for ARM the elite UN police force. He lost his arm years ago and found that he could manifest a psychic arm, even after getting back an arm. This is a series of interlocking stories that are all about him doing his job and how he manages to get himself out of fixes using his brains and his arm.

A fun read, light and interesting. Although some of it is a little dated, it does sometimes read like a 50's detective novel in space, it's still a good engaging read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jul 31, 2007 |
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Flatlander (ISBN 0-345-39480-1) is a 1995 anthology by Niven, all stories set in Known Space. It is the definitive collection of all stories by Niven about ARM agent Gil Hamilton.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345394801, Mass Market Paperback)

Gil "The Arm" Hamilton was one of the top operatives of ARM, the elite UN plice force. His intuition was unfailingly accurate, his detective skills second to none, and his psychic powers -- esper sense and telekinesis -- were awesome. Now you can read all the classic stories of the legendary ARM operative, collected in one volume for the first time -- plus, an all-new, never-before-published Gil Hamilton adventure!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:24 -0400)

Gil "The Arm" Hamilton was one of the top operatives of ARM, the elite UN police force. His intuition was unfailingly accurate, his detective skills second to none, and his psychic powers -- esper sense and telekinesis -- were awesome. Now you can read all the classic stories of the legendary ARM operative, collected in one volume for the first time -- plus, an all-new, never-before-published Gil Hamilton adventure!… (more)

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