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Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive, The)
Brandon Sanderson
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Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams

Young Zaphod Plays It Safe by Douglas Adams

 

In short story featuring Zaphod Beeblebrox, Douglas Adams brings both quick story with some funny dialogue.  Two bureaucrats hire Zaphod to dive down to a crashed spaceship to explore the cargo, though Zaphod wonders why they keep on calling it the "safest" ship ever when it's a crashed wreck.  Yet as they go through the interior the bureaucrats get anxious about the really dangerous cargo that Zaphod starts wondering what it is after they pass rooms containing really harmful material including chemical weapons.  Its only until Zaphod learns what the most dangerous cargo on the ship is that he learns why the bureaucrats insist on calling everything "safe".  Overall, the shortness of the story and tight plot make this a very good read with some nice jokes.

 

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