Transcriber's Note: This etext was produced from Analog, July 1961. A spaceship named mcguire.
Can a spaceship go crazy? Well, yes it can if it has a brain. And the new MG (magnetogravitic drive) experimental robot space ship does indeed have a 'brain'. Completely bewildered as to why the first six models of their supposedly perfect new ship model, the MG-YR, nicknamed the McGuire, have gone totally bonkers after activation and before they could ever be used, the company has called in the services of Daniel Oak. They suspect sabotage of course. Daniel Oak is the hard boiled private investigator with nerves of steel and a mind of the same substance.
Download Randall Garrett's A Spaceship Named McGuire for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. The next step was to get someone to test-hop McGuire. They needed just the right man-quick-minded, tough, imaginative, and a whole slew of complementary adjectives. They wanted a perfect superman to test pilot their baby, even if they knew they'd eventually have to take second best. It took the Yale Space Foundation a long time to pick the right man. No, I'm not the guy who tested the McGuire
The basic trouble with McGuire was that, though "he" was a robot spaceship, nevertheless "he" had a definite weakness that a man might understand. not to work for me?" I sighed. Ravenhurst, right now, you're paying me to listen to you. Even if I don't take your job, I'm going to bill you for expenses and time to come all the way out here. Garrett tends to be gimmicky. When the tale is good gimmicks don't hurt. This, in my opinion, is a fairly decent example of his work. Upvote (0). Downvote (0). 08/01/2015.
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LibriVox recording of A SPACESHIP NAMED MCGUIRE, by Randall Garrett. Read by Phil Chenevert. Can a spaceship go crazy? Well, yes it can if it has a brain. They suspect sabotage of course
A Spaceship Named McGuire book. Me, I'm Daniel Oak, Shalimar Ravenhurst, the guy, who built the McGuire, hired me to find out whose been crashing his project. This is on the asteroid Ceres, so there were limited prospects. There was one complication. I also had to babysit his hellion of a teenage daughter, Jaqueline Ravenhurst. Even though her nickname was "Jack," she filled out a spacesuit nicely. Jack could talk just about anyone into anything.
It's supposed to be artificially intelligent, bu. .it's AI unit has crashed six times, hence the ".
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