Dinosaur Beach

Dinosaur Beach
Keith Laumer
SF
3 stars
186 pages

a time agent from Era4 gets into some serious time screwups. Messes with Era5-7 and turns out to be a robot from the WAY future allowing humanity a chance to survive without timetravel. He loves a woman from 1936 and as a reward goes back there and forgets everything but his cover story about living in that age. Weird.

Retief!

Retief!
Keith Laumer
SF
3 stars
589 pages

a bunch of short stories about a diplomat named Jame Retief. He works in the CDT, a galaxy spanning Corp that is about as helpful as the Circumlocution Office in a Dickens’ novel. He actually gets things done. Light and amusing. I like Laumer’s stuff.