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Rx For Chaos (2008) [Collection]
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Modern science and technology have made our lives easier, cured diseases, and made routine achievements that an earlier age would have considered impossible. But once in a while, the law of unintended consequences breaks loose. Christopher Anvil considers the two faces of technological innovation: Sometimes the result is a literal life-saver; but at other times a breakthrough may not break quite the way it was supposed to.

A new wonder drug has the unexpected side effect of making people happy. Not a problem—everybody wants to be happy, right? But should people be happy all of the time? Suppose being happy requires that you never disappoint anyone, no matter what they’re requesting....

Then there was the energy source for every home that would free the country from its dependence on foreign oil—except that the prototype was rushed into production just a bit too fast.

Back on the bright side, another device not only couldn’t possibly work by every known law of science, but didn’t have any obvious uses. Then alien invaders landed and suddenly the crackpot device was the world’s only hope.

The upside and downside of marvelous new gadgets, as told by a master of science fiction adventure with a prescription for fun.


  • Mating Games
    • Cinderella Inc.
    • Roll Out the Rolov
    • The New Boccaccio
    • A Handheld Primer
  • The Drug Factory
    • Rx For Chaos
    • Is Everybody Happy?
    • The Great Intellect Boom
  • Science At Work
    • Interesting Times
    • Superbiometalemon
    • Speed-Up!
    • Rags From Riches
    • Bugs
  • The Free Enterprisers
    • Positive Feedback
    • Two-Way Communication
    • High G
    • Doc's Legacy
    • Negative Feedback
  • Crime and Punishment
    • The New Way
    • Identification
    • The Golden Years
  • Of Other Worlds
    • No Small Enemy
    • Not in the Literature
  • Acknowledgements

Original title: Rx For Chaos
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnology

The following works are contained within this one:
     Cinderella, Inc. (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Roll Out the Rolov (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Identification (1961) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     No Small Enemy (1961) [Novella]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Not in the Literature (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Speed-Up! (1964) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Rx For Chaos (1964) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     High G (1965) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     New Boccaccio, the (1965) [Collection]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Positive Feedback (1965) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Two-Way Communication (1966) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     New Way, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Is Everybody Happy? (1968) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Great Intellect Boom, the (1969) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Golden Years, the (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Handheld Primer, a (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Superbiometalemon (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Bugs (1986) [Novelette]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Rags From Riches (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Interesting Times (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Doc's Legacy (1988) [Novella]
      Author: Christopher Anvil
     Negative Feedback (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Christopher Anvil

Edition #1: Rx For Chaos

Rx For Chaos (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Eric Flint
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Rx For Chaos (February 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverdale, NY
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9781416591436
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.2 x 1.2 in
Pages: 439

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