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Tor Double #34: Rule Golden / Double Meaning
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Tor Double #34: Rule Golden / Double Meaning

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Author: Damon Knight
Publisher: Tor, 1991
Avon, 1979
Original English publication, 1953
Series: Tor Double: Book 34

1. Tor Double #1: A Meeting With Medusa / Green Mars
2. Tor Double #2: Hardfought / Cascade Point
3. Tor Double #3: Born With The Dead / The Saliva Tree
4. Tor Double #4: Tango Charley and Foxtrot Remeo / The Star Pit
5. Tor Double #5: No Truce With Kings / Ship of Shadows
6. Tor Double #6: Enemy Mine / Another Orphan
7. Tor Double #7: Screwtop / The Girl Who Was Plugged In
8. Tor Double #8: The Nemesis From Terra / Battle for the Stars
9. Tor Double #9: The Ugly Little Boy / The [Widget], The [Wadget]
10. Tor Double #10: Sailing to Byzantium / Seven American Nights
11. Tor Double #11: Houston, Houston, Do You Read? / Souls
12. Tor Double #12: He Who Shapes / The Infinity Box
13. Tor Double #13: The Blind Geometer / The New Atlantis
14. Tor Double #14: The Saturn Game / Iceborn
15. Tor Double #15: The Last Castle / Nightwings
16. Tor Double #16: The Color of Neanderthal Eyes / And Strange At
17. Tor Double #17: Divide and Rule / The Sword of Rhiannon
18. Tor Double #18: Vintage Season / In Another Country
19. Tor Double #19: Ill Met In Lankhmar / The Fair in Emain Macha
20. Tor Double #20: The Pugnacious Peacemaker / The Wheels of If
21. Tor Double #21: Home is the Hangman / We, In Some Strange Power's
22. Tor Double #22: Thieves' Carnival / The Jewel of Bas
23. Tor Double #23: Riding The Torch / Tin Soldier
24. Tor Double #24: Elegy For Angels And Dogs / The Graveyard Heart
25. Tor Double #25: Fugue State / The Death of Doctor Island
26. Tor Double #26: Press Enter / Hawksbill Station
27. Tor Double #27: Eye for Eye / The Tunesmith
28. Tor Double #28: A Short Sharp Shock / The Dragon Masters
29. Tor Double #29: Nanowire Time / The Persistence of Vision
30. Tor Double #30: The Longest Voyage / Slow Lightning
31. Tor Double #31: Naked to the Stars / The Alien Way
32. Tor Double #32: Run For The Stars / Echoes of Thunder
33. Tor Double #33: Bwana / Bully!
34. Tor Double #34: Rule Golden / Double Meaning
35. Tor Double #35: Silent Thunder / Universe
36. Tor Double #36: Conjure Wife / Our Lady of Darkness

Book Type: Collection
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
Mundane SF
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Synopsis

Contents of Tor Double:

Rule Golden:

As a newspaper publisher, Robert James Dahls found the news disconcerting; in fact, inexplicable. News items like two boxers simultaneously knocking each other out, prison guards sick and unable to guard the prisoners, policemen shooting fleeing culprits and collapsing themselves, battered wives with husbands suffering the same injuries that they inflicted.

Dahl catches wind of a large experimental facility that is being led by the U.S. Department of Defense. His suspicions coincide with the strange, beyond-coincidental behavior that he's been observing. For what's on the grounds of the facility is much more radical than anything that was claimed to be found in Roswell. Not just an alien but one that has a strange effect on the human race. Where the Golden Rule in reversed: Be done by as you do to others. How can we get along without conflict? What will happen to the human race? Dahl soon finds himself a fugitive helping a bizarre alien save or destroy the Earth!

Double Meaning:

A psychological thriller that follows an Earth security officer in the future who is racing against time to locate an alien spy.

First published in 1953, this is probably the first sci-fi book to feature a surveillance drone.


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