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Vincent Di Fate
VG+ to near-Fine
Berkley Medalion "Second Printing" paperback. (The hardcover was in 1976, first pb was July 1977 - with same cover price.) Cover by Vincent DiFate, 216 pages, $1.50 cover price. Condition is VG+ to near-Fine: very tight and square, spine is flat with one line down length. Light wear to bottom left corner of front cover; minor accumulation of dirt on back cover (see scans.) Age tanning is mild and uniform. No stamp, marks or writing.
Subtitled "The Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade," this collects all stories (as of 1976) that mention Laumer's intelligent fighting machines: the Bolos. Most of these match Laumer's "serious" mode (as opposed to his humorous "Retief" stories.)
A Short History of the Bolo Fighting Machines
These first appeared from 1960 to 1976 - in Analog (4), Worlds of Tomorrow, IF, The Magazine of F&SF. "A Short History of the Bolo Fighting Machines" appeared as the introduction to "Field Test" in Analog March 1976. These 2 are the only stories not reprinted from earlier Laumer collections - but the stories do come across differently when presented together.