Retief of the CDT

Keith Laumer
science fiction, short stories
Retief of the CDT - Keith Laumer

In the time of the Terran Renaissance it is difficult to realize that a mere half century ago the Sphere of the Terran Concordiat was pressed from all sides by non-humans, chief among them the implacable Groaci. May those dark days never cloud the skies of Terra again!

To this end let us praise the famous men who held back the eternal darkness for their generations: Ambassador Grossblunder, who only lost half a sector during his entire carrer: Ambassador Wroxwrath, who would spend the Fleet up to the last ship rather the yield to a point of etiquette; the redoubtable Flushbottom, who would yield only to threats of force.

Come, let us praise them all! All except for one: the rascal, the ignorer of niceties in the face of provocation, that... individualist, Jame Retief. Him we will never praise, even though some say he did save us all.

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Release date: 1971
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: August 28, 2021

Retief :: Series

Envoy to New Worlds
Galactic Diplomat
Retief's War
Retief and the Warlords
Retief: Ambassador to Space
Retief's Ransom
Retief of the CDT
Retief: Emissary to the Stars
Retief at Large
Retief Unbound
Retief: Diplomat at Arms
Retief to the Rescue
The Return of Retief
Retief in the Ruins
Reward for Retief
Retief and the Rascals
Retief's Peace