I read this book on flights. This book is a collection of several Bolo short stories, as well as two longer stories. This was a pretty common technique it seems with early science fiction, and it works ok here as long as you remember that the chapters are unlinked short stories. In fact, several of them are inconsistent with others in the collection, but I think that’s a minor annoyance.
|1963||Night of the Trolls||This story appears in Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow as well|
|1961||Courier||This is a Retief (Laumer’s other major series) story which includes a Bolo. This is my first encounter with Reteif, and it felt a little like a Stainless Steel Rat story, but where the hero isn’t a criminal, and without the requirement to suspend disbelief as much as you need to for the Rat.|
|1966||The Last Command|
|1969||A Relic of War|
|1986||Rogue Bolo Book 1|
|1986||Rogue Bolo Book 2||No relation to the Rogue Bolo Book 1, despite|
Overall I enjoyed this book, and have now read it several times over the years.