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Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1941

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Contents: "We Have with Us" / essay by John W. Campbell Jr. Methuselah's Children (Part 1 of 3, Lazarus Long series) / serial by Robert A. Heinlein; interior artwork by H. Rogers In Times to Come / essay by The Editor The Analytical Laboratory: May 1941 (/ essay by The Editor Spaceship in a Flask / Clifford D. Simak; interior artwork by Frank Kramer The Seesaw (Weapon Shops of Contents: "We Have with Us—" / essay by John W. Campbell Jr. Methuselah's Children (Part 1 of 3, Lazarus Long series) / serial by Robert A. Heinlein; interior artwork by H. Rogers In Times to Come / essay by The Editor The Analytical Laboratory: May 1941 (/ essay by The Editor Spaceship in a Flask / Clifford D. Simak; interior artwork by Frank Kramer The Seesaw (Weapon Shops of Isher series) / by A.E. van Vogt; interior artwork by Charles Schneeman The Probable Man / Alfred Bester; interior artwork by Frank Kramer Vermin of the Sky / essay by R.S. Richardson The Geometrics of Johnny Day / by Nelson S. Bond; interior artwork by Charles Schneeman We Also Walk Dogs (Future History series) / Robert A. Heinlein (as by Anson MacDonald]; interior artwork by Kolliker More Than Giant Mirrors Needed / essay Brown / by Frank Belknap Long; interior artwork by Frank Kramer Brass Tacks / essay by The Editor Letter / essay by Allan Ingvald Benson Letter / essay by L. Sprague de Camp Letter / essay by Harry Warner Jr.


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Contents: "We Have with Us" / essay by John W. Campbell Jr. Methuselah's Children (Part 1 of 3, Lazarus Long series) / serial by Robert A. Heinlein; interior artwork by H. Rogers In Times to Come / essay by The Editor The Analytical Laboratory: May 1941 (/ essay by The Editor Spaceship in a Flask / Clifford D. Simak; interior artwork by Frank Kramer The Seesaw (Weapon Shops of Contents: "We Have with Us—" / essay by John W. Campbell Jr. Methuselah's Children (Part 1 of 3, Lazarus Long series) / serial by Robert A. Heinlein; interior artwork by H. Rogers In Times to Come / essay by The Editor The Analytical Laboratory: May 1941 (/ essay by The Editor Spaceship in a Flask / Clifford D. Simak; interior artwork by Frank Kramer The Seesaw (Weapon Shops of Isher series) / by A.E. van Vogt; interior artwork by Charles Schneeman The Probable Man / Alfred Bester; interior artwork by Frank Kramer Vermin of the Sky / essay by R.S. Richardson The Geometrics of Johnny Day / by Nelson S. Bond; interior artwork by Charles Schneeman We Also Walk Dogs (Future History series) / Robert A. Heinlein (as by Anson MacDonald]; interior artwork by Kolliker More Than Giant Mirrors Needed / essay Brown / by Frank Belknap Long; interior artwork by Frank Kramer Brass Tacks / essay by The Editor Letter / essay by Allan Ingvald Benson Letter / essay by L. Sprague de Camp Letter / essay by Harry Warner Jr.

30 review for Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1941

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Yoak

    This story surrounds the activities of "General Services," a company that will do anything (legal) through its resourceful people and hired experts. Their tagline, "We also walk dogs!" captures the can-do spirit of the work. There is very little plot to speak of in this little homily of Heinlein's, but the simple concept makes for an enjoyable, quick read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nerva Maximus

    A brilliant example how just how much story can be fitted into just a few pages. Loved this one and it a wonderful thing to read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    This story stands decently on its own, and has a lighter feel to it. It was a nice break from the outer space/Moon-based stories that made up the last few predecessors to this one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    #12/También paseamos perros (1941) Periodo en que está basada: el 2000, mediados La señorita Cormet (de la compañía Sevicios generales), una de las más brillantes operadoras, recibe el encargo del jefe de protocolo de la administración que le encarga la difícil misión de hace sentir cómodos a los 12 representantes de cada una de las razas inteligentes del sistema planetario, ya que va a llevarse a cabo una conferencia en la tierra con los especialistas de diversos planetas. Los pesos pesados del #12/También paseamos perros (1941) Periodo en que está basada: el 2000, mediados La señorita Cormet (de la compañía Sevicios generales), una de las más brillantes operadoras, recibe el encargo del jefe de protocolo de la administración que le encarga la difícil misión de hace sentir cómodos a los 12 representantes de cada una de las razas inteligentes del sistema planetario, ya que va a llevarse a cabo una conferencia en la tierra con los especialistas de diversos planetas. Los pesos pesados del sistema quieren dividirse el pastel en tres partes... A partir de ahí, la empresa recurrirá a todas sus armas para conseguir su propósito, ya que aunque para ellos es fácil llevar sus comidas, hablar sus lenguas ( con un traductor, adjunto encargado), decorar sus habitaciones, etc..el mayor de safio de todos es habituar su gravedad, la de cada planeta para que no sufran ninguna alteración en su organismo. Así pues, intentarán conseguir que un notable científico de luz a su invento de construcción de una gravedad exterior paralela a la tierra y modulable. Nos situamos en plena era del encargo a distancia por excelencia. Las personas no tienen apenas tiempo para nada, la tierra es caótica, cosa que Servicios generales explota a la maravilla para sacar el máximo capital de sus atareados, y en algunos casos opulentos, clientes. Son los expertos en todo del actual siglo ( COSA MUY DE ATUALIDAD, Y NUEVAMENTE PREMONITORIA, A PESAR DE ESTAR ESCRITO EN 1941, YA QUE HEINLEIN NOS HABLA DE UNA GRAN RED DE COMUNICACIONES Y SERVICIOS INTERCONECTADOS CON ESPECIALISTAS EN CUALQUIER CAMPO..LO QUE VIENE A SER INTERNET PERO CON TODOS SUS SERVICIOS AUNADOS EN UNA VIDEO LLAMADA, NO EN DIFERENTES PORTALES PROFESIONALES): hacer la compra, pagar sus facturas, llevar sus cuentas, alquilar sus pisos, distraer a sus hijos, escribir a su madre política, pasear a su mascota; Lo que precisen. A pesar de conseguir realizar el encargo por pura codicia, y posterior rendimiento de la patente, ‘Servicios generales’ consigue poner en práctica lo que será una útil invención para posteriores viajes y acomodaciones interplanetarias. Historia (y crítica) ACERCA DE LA PÉRDIDA DE CONTACTO CON LA REALIDAD TANGIBLE y DE LAS COSAS QUE REALMENTE IMPORTAN, TANTO EN LA FIGURA DE LOS CLIENTES COMO EN LA DEL PERSONAL DE LA EMPRESA. Además, es un GRAN RELATO DEL MONOPOLIO, POLITIQUEO, ESTRATEGIA DE EMPRESA Y CONTIENDA POR LAS PATENTES Y EL PODER (UTILIZANDO CUALQUIER MEDIO, ROZANDO EL ESPIONAJE). Es de resaltar, LA ADMIRACIÓN Y CAUTIVACIÓN DE TODOS LOS PERSONAJES INPLICADOS EN LA TRAMA, POR LA PORCELANA ANTIGUA CON LA CUAL LE CHANTAJEAN AL CIENTÍFICO ( una rara ave avis en éstos tiempos de compra y venta de todo y todos )..y es que DESPUÉS DE TODO, SEGÚN EL AUTOR, QUIZÁ EL HUMANO NO ESTÁ PERDIDO COMPLETAMENTE😊 Avances y/ o predicciones tecnológicas: · Modulador de gravedad Avances y/ o predicciones sociales: · Confederación planetaria (gobierno planetario) · Unidad de cambio y comercio

  5. 4 out of 5

    Read Ng

    I loved the light heart approach to this story. It was pretty much a science fiction version of the Girl Friday concept of whatever you need, we will deliver. Have a GoodReads.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Austin Wright

    Book #13 out of #21 in the Future History series. It was first published in Astounding Science Fiction (July 1941, as by Anson MacDonald). This story might be an example of the mega-corporation? The corporation, "General Services", appears more powerful than the government and uses avant methods to get things done.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Frank

    --We Also Walk Dogs by Robert A. Heinlein is a story about a futuristic corporation that handles almost anything. I read this book two months ago and remember enjoying it but feeling the story was quite a bit easy. I heavily enjoyed Heinleins view of the future. The all in one service organization is both believable and enjoyable. In fact if it wasnt for worries of monopolies and such, I could see a number of organizations jumping on that bandwagon and trying to be an all in one solution. In “--We Also Walk Dogs” by Robert A. Heinlein is a story about a futuristic corporation that handles almost anything. I read this book two months ago and remember enjoying it but feeling the story was quite a bit easy. I heavily enjoyed Heinlein’s view of the future. The all in one service organization is both believable and enjoyable. In fact if it wasn’t for worries of monopolies and such, I could see a number of organizations jumping on that bandwagon and trying to be an all in one solution. In fact Amazon probably would love to be in that business. The issue is that this is a short story. There’s very little build up and very little delivery. A problem presents itself and resolves itself before it can fully be explored. That being said, the ending is nice, if predictable, the story is fun, and the experience is memorable, though not perfect. An enjoyable story though.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sree Harsha Ramesh

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=... got me reading this futuristic short story. Magic!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dj Spark

    uma empresa de 'faz-tudo' é contratada para um trabalho secreto... ótima noveleta, Heinlein clássico

  10. 4 out of 5

    Almarel

    Historia corta. Me ha costado un poco entenderla... Tendré que releerla.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sundararaman R

    There's a fully fleshed out story hiding in here, but this feels like a quickly sketched out outline for that full story. A mildly interesting scenario to consider, nothing more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pigeon Tech

  13. 5 out of 5

    Debraj

  14. 5 out of 5

    Doug

  15. 5 out of 5

    Victor

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ewty

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chuck Child

  18. 4 out of 5

    Casey

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marnie

  20. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Gammino

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jon Stonecash

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angela

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mark Laney

  24. 4 out of 5

    Koen

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  26. 5 out of 5

    O

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bob Krausa

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sykehus

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alex32

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