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Perscription for Chaos

(Rx for Chaos)
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Science and technology have made our lives easier, cured diseases, with achievements that an earlier age would have considered impossible. But once in a while, the law of unintended consequences breaks loose. Christopher Anvil considers the two faces of technological innovation: Sometimes the result is a literal life-saver; but at other times a breakthrough may not break quite the way it was supposed to.

A new wonder drug has the unexpected side effect of making people happy. Not a problem - everybody should want to be happy, right? But should people be happy all of the time? Suppose being happy required you never to disappoint anyone, no matter what they're requesting. . . .

Then there was the energy source for every home that would free the country from its dependence on foreign oil - except that the prototype was rushed into production a bit too fast.

Back on the bright side, another device not only couldn't possibly work by every known law of science, but didn't have any obvious uses. Then alien invaders landed and suddenly the crackpot device was the world's only hope.

The upside and downside of marvelous new gadgets, as told by a master of science fiction adventure with a prescription for fun.


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Used availability for Christopher Anvil's Perscription for Chaos

Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Prescription for Chaos: N/A
Author(s): Christopher Anvil
ISBN: 1-4391-3418-9 / 978-1-4391-3418-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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February 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Rx for Chaos
Author(s): Christopher Anvil
ISBN: 1-4165-9143-5 / 978-1-4165-9143-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Prescription for Chaos (Complete Christopher Anvil Book 7)
Author(s): Christopher Anvil
Publisher: Baen Books
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