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Uller Uprising

The story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper’s best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in this case the Sepoy Mutiny — though not a mere retelling of the Indian Mutiny, but rather an […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

A Slave is a Slave

There has always been strong sympathy for the poor, meek, downtrodden slave–the kindly little man, oppressed by cruel and overbearing masters. Could it possibly have been misplaced…? Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Oomphel In The Sky

Since Logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate. And a religious belief is a system of postulates … so how can a man fight a native superstition with logic? Or anything else…? Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Four-Day Planet

Fenris isn’t a hell planet, but it’s nobody’s bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction