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Final Weapon

By: Everett B. Cole
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Final Weapon" is a science fiction short story written by Everett B. Cole. This thought-provoking tale looks into the significant consequences associated with sophisticated technology and the moral quandaries which accompany its use. The story centres around the development of a weapon of unprecedented power in a future where humanity participates in an impending interplanetary war. This ultimate weapon has the capacity of eliminating entire planets and leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. The protagonist, a scientist working on the project, finds himself faced with a moral problem as they fight with the knowledge that their creation could result in the destruction of life on a cosmic scale. Everett B. Cole goes into the moral quandaries surrounding the building and deployment of such a deadly instrument as the narrative progresses. The narrative emphasizes concerns about scientists' responsibility and the consequences of pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery to their natural conclusions. The basic topic stresses the sobering reality that, regardless of the pursuit of peace, the creation of an ultimate weapon can be a massively destructive act. "Final Weapon" is a cautionary tale about the potential for unfettered scientific progress to have terrible consequences.

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Everett B. Cole

Everett B. Cole (1910-2001) was a professional soldier and a writer of science fiction short tales. He fought at Omaha Beach during WWII and retired in 1960 as a signal maintenance and property officer at Fort Douglas, Utah. He earned a bachelor's degree in math and physics and went on to teach math, physics, and chemistry at Yorktown High School in Texas. In 1951, his debut science fiction story, "Philosophical Corps," appeared in the journal Astounding. Gnome Press published The Philosophical Corps, a reworked version of the story and two others, in 1962. The Best Made Plans, a second novel, was serialized in Astounding in 1959 but never released as a book. He also co-wrote two volumes about the history of south Texas.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 54Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359329649
  • ISBN-13:9789359329642
  • Item Weight: 81g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.49mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / General