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Subject: Question for an Old timer
Date Posted: 5/15/2011 12:42 AM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2009
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Just obtained a copy of "Bullard of the Space Patrol", by Malcolm Jameson, published in 1951.  I seem to recall from my original reading (back in the 6th grade, circa 1955) that there was a final chapter titled "the Bureaucrat".  Yet my copy does not have such a chapter.  Am I misrecollecting or were there two versions of the book.   I find it hard to believe I could be mistaked in a  vague memory from 1955.  Help anyone? 

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Date Posted: 5/17/2011 1:24 PM ET
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Wikipedia says that in 1951 Andre Norton edited a collection of his stories into a posthumous fixup novel  -  "Bullard of the Space Patrol". Perhaps a story was added to a later edition.

Date Posted: 5/17/2011 3:23 PM ET
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Curiosity struck me, so I downloaded a sample from Amazon.  A final chapter named "The Bureaucrat" is included in the ebook version.  It's currently being published with the name Bullard - From Cadet to Comander: A life in the Space Patrol.

According to this the story was in the 1951 edition, and omitted from the 1955 edition.   So your memory is perfectly fine!  It looks like you either need to get the original 1951 edition or a current edition to get that final chapter.

Date Posted: 5/17/2011 11:35 PM ET
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Thanks for looking, folks.  My edition says copywrited in 1951, but doesn't give a printing date.  So i guess i wil lhave to look for the later edition if i want the final story.


Again, thanks...