Science fiction (Novelty)

Squirrel Cage

Squirrel Cage


Robert Sheckley

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Squirrel Cage by Robert Sheckley THE most beautiful farmland in the Galaxyruined the Seerian moaned. He was seven feet tall and colored a deep blue. Large tears rolled out of the lubricating duct on his neck and stained his expensive shirt. For fifteen minutes, he had been mumbling incoherently about his ruined farmland. Calm yourself, sir, Richard Gregor said, sitting erect and alert behind his ancient walnut desk. The AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service can solve your problem for ...

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Sightseeing, 2179

Sightseeing, 2179


Robert Sheckley

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SIGHTSEEING, 2179 ROBERT SHECKLEY WELL-MEANING FRIENDS HAD advised K to exercise caution on this trip to Venice. Considering the fragile state of his health, it would require the utmost caution on his part to come out of this all right. In fact, considering the inevitable strain of the journey and the dislocations attendant on any holiday in foreign parts, and also adding in the constant temptation to augment his mind receptivity in order to get the most out of the experience, it would be best ...

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Against the Fall of Night

Against the Fall of Night


Arthur C Clarke

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Year of publication: 1948

Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night To Johnnie PROLOGUE Not once in a generation did the voice of the city change as it was changing now. Day and night, age after age, it had never faltered. To myriads of men it had been the first and the last sound they had ever heard. It was part of the city: when it ceased the city would be dead and the desert sands would be settling in the great streets of Diaspar. Even here, half a mile above the ground, the sudden hush brought Convar out to the ...

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Shoes

Shoes


Robert Sheckley

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SHOES ROBERT SHECKLEY MY SHOES WERE WORN OUT and I was passing a Goodwill store so I went in to see if they had anything that would fit me. The assortment you find in places like this is not to the most exacting taste. And the sizes they get dont fit a normal foot like mine. But this time I lucked out. A pair of lovely heavy cordovans. Built to last. Looking brand new, except for the deep gouge on top of one toe, a mark that had undoubtedly resulted in the shoes disposal. The outer leather had ...

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Privilege of Age

Privilege of Age


Robert Sheckley

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PRIVILEGE OF AGE By Robert Sheckley That morning at the Crystal Sands Home for Assisted Living near Roseburg, Oregon, was different. Mr. Anderson didnt know what it was, but he noticed it at as he got out of bed, dressed, and put on his thick glasses. What was different For one thing, Ed Simmons was walking up and down the hallways, calling out, Come on out Everybody out Simmons was a burly black man, in charge of Sports and Physical Education at the Home. He was invariably cheerful. But this ...

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Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions


Robert Sheckley

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS by Robert Sheckley Since this was such an important moment, Captain Powell walked into the Main Room with a light, inconsequential air. He thought fleetingly of whistling, but decided against it. Spacemen were adept at smelling out little inconsistencies. Hi, he said, dropping into a padded chair. Danton, the navigator, yawned elaborately and nodded. Arriglio, the power engineer, glanced at his watch. We still blasting on schedule, Sam Sure, Powell said. Two hours. Both ...

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One Man's Poison

One Man's Poison


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 1953

One Mans Poison Robert Sheckley Hellman plucked the last radish out of the can with a pair of dividers. He held it up for Casker to admire, then laid it carefully on the workbench beside the razor. Hell of a meal for two grown men, Casker said, flopping down in one of the ships padded crash chairs. If youd like to give up your share Hellman started to suggest. Casker shook his head quickly. Hellman smiled, picked up the razor and examined its edge critically. Dont make a production out of it, ...

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On an Experiencw in a Cornfield And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus

On an Experiencw in a Cornfield And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus


Robert Sheckley

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ON AN EXPERIENCE IN A CORNFIELD And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus By Robert Sheckley I have done a lot of things in this lifetime. But the strangest of them is what I am doing now. I am going to be to be your reporter on one of the great current mysteries perplexing mankind. You all know how fields all over the world are turning up, apparently overnight, to have patterns cut into them sometimes very complicated patterns that have been compared to Julia sets, and to even stranger ...

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Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising

Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising


Jason M Hough
K C Alexander

ISBN: 9781785651564
Year of publication: 2017

Jason M. Hough and K. C. Alexander NEXUS UPRISING PROLOGUE Even the worst hangover of her life couldnt keep the smile from Sloane Kellys face. She stood, hands clasped behind her back in a posture expected of a security director, on a ceremonial platform erected inside one of the Nexuss many docking bays. Up until yesterday, the bay had been full of ships, each bustling with people and equipment, workers and staff. As the last-minute preparations were made, Sloane held one last briefing with her ...

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Off-Limits Planet

Off-Limits Planet


Robert Sheckley

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OFF-LIMITS PLANET by Robert Sheckley WHAT a mess Gik said, gazing mournfully over the once-beautiful Game Preserve. The repair crew nodded, and began to sort their tools. Gik looked around nostalgically. The Game Preserve planet had been one of the show places of the Central Galaxy, a scenic wonderland drawing tourists even from the distant Ktong Universe. Now the place was all but destroyed. Gik could tell at a glance that many species of animal life, gathered especially for the Preserve, had ...

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Message From Pluto

Message From Pluto


Robert Sheckley

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MESSAGE FROM PLUTO By Robert Sheckley Neil Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, says, numbers do not matter and memorized facts about planets do not matter. What matters is an understanding of the structure and layout of the solar system. We will start from there. We inhabitants of what you call the Kuiper Belt have a lot of facts we could give you in our own nomenclature. We could tell you the size of our world, its circumference, its mass, its reflectivity. All that would be in our local ...

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Arrival

Arrival


Ted Chiang

ISBN: 9781509851171
Year of publication: 2016

Ted Chiang ARRIVAL For Brian Chiang and Jenna Felice TOWER OF BABYLON Were the tower to be laid down across the plain of Shinar, it would be two days journey to walk from one end to the other. While the tower stands, it takes a full month and a half to climb from its base to its summit, if a man walks unburdened. But few men climb the tower with empty hands the pace of most men is slowed by the cart of bricks that they pull behind them. Four months pass between the day a brick is loaded onto a ...

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Explorations

Explorations


Пол Андерсон

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Year of publication: 1981

Poul Anderson Explorations NOTE: If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real people or events is purely coincidental. EXPLORATIONS Copyright 1981 by Poul Anderson All rights ...

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Hands Off

Hands Off


Robert Sheckley

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Hands Off by Robert Sheckley The ships mass detector flared pink, then red. Agee had been dozing at the controls, waiting for Victor to finish making dinner. Now he looked up quickly. Planet coming, he called, over the hiss of escaping air. Captain Barnett nodded. He finished shaping a hot patch, and slapped it on Endeavors worn hull. The whistle of escaping air dropped to a low moan, but was not entirely stopped. It never was. When Barnett came over, the planet was just visible beyond the rim ...

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Emissary From A Green And Yellow World

Emissary From A Green And Yellow World


Robert Sheckley

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EMISSARY FROM A GREEN AND YELLOW WORLD by Robert Sheckley Of late, Bob Sheckley has been writing mostly mystery novels, including Soma Blues and Draconian New York. Hes currently finishing up a new fantasy entitled Godshome. Of course, Bob has also been entertaining us with skewed short stories for four decades now, and its nice to see hes not letting up. Witness this story of a visit to a blue and white world. ONE THING ABOUT PRESIDENT Rice. He was able to make up his mind. When Ong came to ...

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