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Police Operation by H. Beam Piper
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H. Beam Piper (1904–1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of “Paratime” alternate history tales.

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Transcriber's note: This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction , July 1948. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the copyright on this publication was renewed.

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POLICE OPERATION

BY H. BEAM PIPER

Hunting down the beast, under the best of circumstances, was dangerous. But in this little police operation, the conditions required the use of inadequate means!

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"... there may be something in the nature of an occult police force, which operates to divert human suspicions, and to supply explanations that are good enough for whatever, somewhat in the nature of minds, human beings have or that, if there be occult mischief makers and occult ravagers, they may be of a world also of other beings that are acting to check them, and to explain them, not benevolently, but to divert suspicion from themselves, because they, too, may be exploiting life upon this earth, but in ways more subtle, and in orderly, or organised, fashion... Continue reading book >>


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Reviewer: - October 15, 2013
Subject: Police Operation
Alex made the story hard to listen to. The mispronunciations were numerous, and he was too soft spoken.


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