Computer War/Death is a Dream Author:Mack Reynolds, E.C. Tubb This is two books in one. — Computer War: The problem with computer warfare is that the computer is always logical while the human enemy is not--or doesn't have to be. And that's what the Betastani enemy were doing--nothing that the Alphaland computers said they would. Those treacherous foemen were avoiding logic and using such unheard-of devices... more » as surprise and sabotage, treason and trickery. They even had Alphaland's Deputy of Information believing Betastani propaganda without even realizing it. Of course he still thought he was being loyal to Alphaland, because he thought that one and one must logically add up to two. And that kind of thinking could make him that biggest traitor of them all.
Death is a Dream: "Suspended animation," the doctor had said, "turned out to be simple, once we managed to iron out the bugs. This place is built like a vault. You'll be safe enough in here until we wake you and when we do, we'll have the know-how to cure what's wrong. All you have to do is go to sleep and when you wake, your troubles will be over." Brad Stevens, Twentieth Century physicist, had made the choice and chosen the long cold sleep. It worked out, too, just as the doctor had predicted. There was only one matter nobody had mentioned: the little mater of paying the fee at the future end of the line. For Brad, death had been indeed a dream, but the awakening proved to be an incredible nightmare.« less