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The Risk Profession

(2009)
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WAS DONALD E. WESTLAKE A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER?


Everyone knows him as the mystery writer who published books like The Hook (2000), Bad News 2001, and Put a Lid on It (2002) under his own name, Donald E. Westlake, and of course that he was also Richard Stark and a number of other favorite authors. But a science fiction writer? -- Really? -- You bet he was, early on in his career. (He even wrote one SF novel -- Anarchaos, in 1966, as "Curt Clark.")

He also wrote quite a bit of short SF, like this weird little SF mystery that first graced the pages of Amazing in 1963.

It's an engaging little tale, set in a asteroid-belt colony: our hero is an investigator for an interplanetary insurance company, ferreting out the truth behind suspicious (and sometimes, uhm, otherworldly) claims insurance claims. . . .



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June 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Mystery & Detective
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Title: The Risk Profession
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Title: The Risk Profession
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Mystery & Detective
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 1-60664-380-0 / 978-1-60664-380-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Risk Profession
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ISBN: 0-88646-944-9 / 978-0-88646-944-3 (Canada edition)
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Title: The Risk Profession
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