The Compleat Bolo

Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade

CoverThe future of war, from the Creator of Retief!

The classic military dilemma: can you trust those who are your servants not to turn on you? In the years of the Terran Empire the servants protecting humankind are machines endowed with artificial intelligence, and the most powerful of them all are the Bolos. They started out as simple tanks-now, the Mark XXX Bolo controls the galaxy. But is the Bolo mankind's worst enemy-or mankind's only hope? When the implacable alien Deng expand into human space the strategic mastermind-machine that is the Bolo leaps to the offensive. But the Bolo seems to have a war plan all its own, one that doesn't take humanity into account . . .

The parts of The Compleat Bolo have appeared previously as Bolo and Rogue Bolo.
This is their first publication in a single volume.

Cover Art by Stephen Hickman

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, June 1990

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ISBN-13: 978-0-671-69879-9
ISBN-10: 0-671-69879-6

Copyright© 1990 by Keith Laumer
The Night of the Trolls by Keith Laumer. Copyright © 1963 by Galaxy Publishing Corp. Courier (formerly titled The Frozen Planet) by Keith Laumer. Copyright © 1961 by Digest Productions. The Last Command by Keith Laumer. Copyright © 1966 by Conde Nast. A Relic of War by Keith Laumer. Copyright © 1969 by Conde Nast. Combat Unit by Keith Laumer. Copyright © 1960 by Mercury Press. Rogue Bolo copyright © 1986 by Keith Laumer

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