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That Sweet Little Old Lady

(1959)
(Brain Twister)
(The first book in the Psi-Power series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Mark Philips was the pseudonym used for SF collaborations between Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. As Mark Philips, they produced SF three novels featuring FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone. The stories originally appeared in shorter versions in Analog Science Fiction magazine, edited by John W. Campbell, in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Malone lives in a world where psionic powers such as telepathy and teleportation exist. He must cope with them as well as an FBI Director who leaves Malone continually confused about what situation he is being asked to handle and what he is expected to do about it.

Published in Analog as "That Sweet Little Old Lady," Brain Twister finds Malone charged with investigating leaks in a secret government program. For assistance, he recruits a powerful psi from a mental institution who believes she is Queen Elizabeth I of England. The problem is, she may be right. Brain Twister marries SF adventure with slapstick comedy for hilarious results. It was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1960, losing to Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers.



Used availability for Mark Phillips's That Sweet Little Old Lady

Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-241-67844-8 / 978-1-241-67844-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett, Laurence Mark Janifer
ISBN: 0-554-39339-5 / 978-0-554-39339-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett, Laurence Mark Janifer
ISBN: 0-554-30036-2 / 978-0-554-30036-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4378-0563-9 / 978-1-4378-0563-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4353-9079-2 / 978-1-4353-9079-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brain Twister by Randall Garrett, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Author(s): Randall Garrett, Laurence M Janifer, Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-60312-720-8 / 978-1-60312-720-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-5187-4304-8 / 978-1-5187-4304-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4837-0626-5 / 978-1-4837-0626-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spastic Cat Press
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4905-8566-4 / 978-1-4905-8566-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett, Laurence Janifer
ISBN: 1-935774-55-7 / 978-1-935774-55-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Resurrected Press
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4385-2673-3 / 978-1-4385-2673-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4444-5658-X / 978-1-4444-5658-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ValdeBooks
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4375-2030-8 / 978-1-4375-2030-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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July 2008 : Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 8132020928 / 978-8132020929
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett, Laurence Mark Janifer
ISBN: 1-4068-9124-X / 978-1-4068-9124-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4378-0544-2 / 978-1-4378-0544-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4375-2205-X / 978-1-4375-2205-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4353-9073-3 / 978-1-4353-9073-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4375-1202-X / 978-1-4375-1202-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4375-1203-8 / 978-1-4375-1203-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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January 2008 : Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister (Large Print)
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 8184567049 / 978-8184567045
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-554-10106-8 / 978-0-554-10106-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-554-20810-5 / 978-0-554-20810-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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December 2007 : Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 8184561342 / 978-8184561340
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4346-9004-0 / 978-1-4346-9004-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-4346-9005-9 / 978-1-4346-9005-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-554-09089-9 / 978-0-554-09089-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Gordon Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-554-19793-6 / 978-0-554-19793-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett and Laurence M Janifer
ISBN: 1-4344-0156-1 / 978-1-4344-0156-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister by Randall Garrett, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Author(s): Randall Garrett, Laurence M Janifer, Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-60312-302-4 / 978-1-60312-302-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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August 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett, Laurence Mark Janifer
ISBN: 0-88184-845-X / 978-0-88184-845-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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1962 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-4895-3910-7 / 978-1-4895-3910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyramid Books
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Audio Editions

2015 : New Zealand MP3 CD
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
ISBN: 1-77542-210-0 / 978-1-77542-210-5 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Mark Phillips
Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brain Twister
Author(s): Randall Garrett, Laurence M Janifer
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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January 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: That Sweet Little Old Lady
Author(s): Randall Garrett
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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