Bio: Lawrence M. Janifer has been a frequent contributor to Analog for four decades. His most famous creation is undoubtedly Gerald Knave, a hero whose exploits are featured in many of his novels and short stories.
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"Mark Phillips" was the pseudonym of two well-known science fiction writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators was which one. They collaborated for some years, and devised an interesting meth... more info>>
She was a young, enthusiastic worker for the Welfare Department. She liked helping people ... only she really-but-good helped them! A science fiction classic from the pages of "Astounding Science Fiction," edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.
"Both Knave and I have more respect and admiration for Robert A. Heinlein than either of us can well say. Nothing said by any person in this report is to be taken as a denigration of Heinlein or his work; indeed, no sf writer mentioned, quoted from, or alluded to by Knave or by any Misfit lacks the respect and admiration we both gladly give him, or her."--Laurence M. Janifer
"Behold the Tortoise: He maketh no progress unless he sticketh out his neck." But he maketh very little progress unless he pick the right time and place to "sticketh out his neck"--which can be quite a sticky problem for a man in a medieval culture! A classic science fiction story from "Astounding Science Fiction," edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.!