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Old 08-20-2015, 09:03 AM   #1
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Book "Placement Test"

Base Item: miscellaneous.
Weight: 0.35 lb.

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This book is made from some kind of plastic or composite polymer fabric. Despite it is, definitely, not a paper, you really like the feel of it. The title of the book declares "Placement Test, by John Keith Laumer". Printed markings on the cover indicate "Lenard Books Ltd." as the publishing company. As well as the year of printing - 129AR; and the place of manufacturing - Eos, Underearth.

The book synopsis says:

""Placement Test" is a satire about a future where people are medically dumbed down so that they are content doing menial jobs. This one also starts off pretty well. It also has one of the classic SF failures of prophecy - the computers of the far future all use tape reels. But what starts as a criticism of bureaucracy ends up as advocacy of elitism. Our hero has been deliberately treated badly so that he can prove that he is one of the few qualified to run the world. We are even told that the idea that "the will of the people equals wisdom" is "folklore." The conclusion is that the only people worth while are those who are willing to cheat and lie to get what they want, and therefore the repressive system Laumer described is actually Utopian rather than Dystopian."
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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Item Resource Name: book_placement_test
In game model: book_placement_test
Ground model: book_placement_test
Stack: none
Item Basic Value (PA, NT, SV, ST, RZ, YZ, GZ): 10, 100, 100, 100, 1, 10, 50
Identification Difficulty Challenge: 5
Unidentified Description: This book is made from some kind of plastic or composite polymer fabric. Despite it is, definitely, not a paper, you really like the feel of it.

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