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  • ISBN: 0441917003
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  • Author: Keith Laumer
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ace (October 1, 1981)
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Keith Laumer (1925-1993) John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author born in Syracuse, New York

or so thought Sir Lafayette O'Leary, ex-craftsman from Earth, and now seemingly ex-interdimensional swashbuckler extraordinaire as well. His battles were all won, his dragons all slain and life was just the same boring round of riches, royal hunts and regatas. Keith Laumer (1925-1993) John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author born in Syracuse, New York. Prior to his career as a writer, Laumer was an officer in the United States Air Force. After war service, he spent a year at the University of Stockholm, and then took two bachelor's degrees in science and architecture at the University of Illinois.

The World Shuffler (Lafayette O'Leary Series Book 2). ISBN. 0441917038 (ISBN13: 9780441917037). The World Shuffler as a sequel to The Time Bender is funny enuf, the same characters in different permutations b/c they're in parallel universes.

Lafayette O’Leary, late of the . beside a high, richly draped window overlooking the palace gardens. He was dressed in purple kneepants, a shirt of heavy white silk, gold-buckled shoes of glove-soft kid. A massive emerald winked on one finger beside the heavy silver ring bearing the device of the ax and dragon. A tall, cool drink stood at his elbow

This book features the character Lafayette O'Leary, who is the aforementioned World Shuffler.

This book features the character Lafayette O'Leary, who is the aforementioned World Shuffler. The plot, tone, etc, is often reminiscent of Zelazny's "Nine Princes in Amber". I like this book, more than the sequels (the last book in the series was difficult for me to finish and it took me several tries)

The World Shuffler (1970) is the second humor SF novel in the Lafayette O'Leary series, following The Time Bender. In the previous volume, Lafayette O'Leary rationalized his way through his problems and finally reached a happy ending with a little help from Yokabump.

The World Shuffler (1970) is the second humor SF novel in the Lafayette O'Leary series, following The Time Bender. In this novel, Lafayette has his psychic energies suppressed by the Interdimensional Monitor Service, so he can't slip in a good bottle of wine from elsewhere.

The Lafayette O'Leary series by Keith Laumer is a humorous fantasy trilogy consisting of The Time Bender (1965) .

The Lafayette O'Leary series by Keith Laumer is a humorous fantasy trilogy consisting of The Time Bender (1965), The World Shuffler (1970), and The Shap. In The World Shuffler, O'Leary has settled in as a respected citizen of Artesia, when he suddenly finds himself transported to another world, Melange, which is full of people who look very much like the people of Artesia, but who are very different. In The Shape Changer, O'Leary discovers a strange artifact which allows him to swap bodies with people. The three books have been collected in an omnibus under the name The Universe Twister. Advertisement: Tropes in these books

Lafayette O'Leary, the protagonist in four Keith Laumer science fiction novels. Lafayette Escadrille, a World War I squadron of the French Air Service composed largely of American pilots.

Lafayette O'Leary, the protagonist in four Keith Laumer science fiction novels. Lafayette Building (disambiguation). University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Summary Bibliography: Keith Laumer. Author: Keith Laumer Author Record 211. Legal Name: Laumer, John Keith. Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA. Birthdate: 9 June 1925. 1 The Time Bender (1966) also appeared as

Humorous science fiction novel.
Reviews about The World Shuffler (Lafayette O'Leary) (5):
monotronik
Laumer was not the very best Golden Era Sci-fi writer but he was always a good solid performer and his stories are always worth reading again and again.
SadLendy
Re-reading all my old Keith Laumer books...still as good as ever!
Road.to sliver
The World Shuffler (1970) is the second humor SF novel in the Lafayette O'Leary series, following The Time Bender. In the previous volume, Lafayette O'Leary rationalized his way through his problems and finally reached a happy ending with a little help from Yokabump.

In this novel, Lafayette has his psychic energies suppressed by the Interdimensional Monitor Service, so he can't slip in a good bottle of wine from elsewhere. Walking in the Royal gardens, he loses his way to his favorite bench and ends up on the alternate world of Melange at the top of a windmill sail. He tries calling Central, but they are too busy to help him.

Climbing down, he wanders off and finds a tavern owned by Swinehild, an alternate persona of Princess Adoranne. Her cook Hulk is an alternate persona of Count Alain, who is just as jealous as the Count and who takes a strong disliking of Lafayette. Then Hulk finds him in bed with Swinehild -- she is very affectionate -- and attacks Lafayette.

After Hulk is knocked out, Swinehild decides to leave the tavern. She travels with Lafayette to Port Miasma, where he intends to elicit the assistance of Duke Ruldopho, an alternate personal of Nicodaeus. Despite good advice from Swinehild, Lafayette wakes Crunch -- a ten foot tall giant -- to take them across the bay to the city and finds himself being pursued by the owners of the rowboat.

In this story, Lafayette finds himself thrown in a dungeon, escaping only to be sent back. Then he escapes again and is recaptured again. This goes on several times and he discovers other alternate persona during the process, including that of his wife Daphane and his own alternate.

Then he finds a company of dwarves -- including an alternate persona of Yokabump -- manufacturing advances devices, including flying carpets and other gadgets. They insert him into the Glass Tree -- a branching office building -- to investigate Prince Krupkin. After meeting the man, Lafayette decides that he is an alternate persona of Goruble.

This tale has Lafayette getting into trouble time after time. He is firmly convinced that a rational recitation of the facts of the matter will clear up the confusion and result in enlightened assistance. Of course, his explanations make him appear to be deranged, but that never stops his efforts. Have I mentioned the similarity to Don Quixote?

Highly recommended for Laumer fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of interdimensional travel, errant knights and naive optimism.

-Arthur W. Jordin
Jogrnd
Another episode in the adventures of dimension-shuffling Lafayette O'Leary. If anything, our hero is more bumbling, self-centered, and clueless than last time. At least in this book, I can keep track of what's going on.

It has Laumer's usual dry wit and solid writing, but I just can't get "close" to O'Leary. He's not sympathetic enough for me (I'm used to heroes that actually have a little more on the ball than the ordinary, even if they have to "grow" into it.

Worth reading once, if you're a fan of the series.
Doktilar
If you like the style of Laumer or of Roger Zelazny, this is a good book that you will enjoy. This book features the character Lafayette O'Leary, who is the aforementioned World Shuffler. The plot, tone, etc, is often reminiscent of Zelazny's "Nine Princes in Amber". I like this book, more than the sequels (the last book in the series was difficult for me to finish and it took me several tries). Personally, I enjoyed this first book (World Shuffler) so much that I've read it three times in the past ten years. I just revisit it. And various images, events, and phrases stick in my mind to never be removed. Must be good, eh?

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