Questions tagged [bolo-universe]

Use this tag for works set in the universe of Keith Laumer's "Bolo" stories.

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What is the origin of the name “Bolo”?

Keith Laumer's Bolo series features futuristic tanks named Bolos which possess artificial intelligence in later Marks. What is the origin of the name "Bolo"? Is it an acronym or abbreviation for a ...
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What is the suggested reading order for the Bolo series?

I have recently gotten some Bolo series books in pdf format but I can't figure out what is the order to read them. Some of the later ones seem to be missing the pages where this is usually written. I ...
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Bolo short story featuring lost outpost and dormant Bolo

While scouting for the local enemy base of carnivorous aliens, a space fighter pilot and his prissy portable artificial intelligence are shot down onto a planet that has the descendents of a Bolo ...
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Looking for Bolo story where farming tractor Bolo uses pesticide on aliens

I'm trying to find the name of a short story with a Bolo that was converted to a farm tractor. Its world is invaded by aliens and not having weapons it has to adapt its farming tools to fight back. ...
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How many howitzer, mortar and missiles can a Bolo MK XXXIII carry?

The Bolo Mk XXXIII is described as being armed with 4 x 240cm howitzers and 10 40cm breechloading mortars, a heavy VLS missile system in addition to a large number of energy weapons. https://bolo....