Takeoff (Starblaze Editions) by Randall Garrett

By Randall Garrett

Has technology fiction misplaced its pizazz? delusion no longer as very good because it was? Takeoff! With Randall Garrett's vigorous choice of vintage parodies and pastiches. inside of those pages, Garrett takes on such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Eric Frank Russell, E. E. "Doc" Smith, and extra! the unique "classics" shouldn't be an analogous!

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Probably she had never met a Seventh before and now she was alone with two of them. “Go on,” he said, more gently. ” Gingerly she reached down and gave the sleeper’s shoulder a gentle shake. The swordsman sat up. The movement was so sudden that the girl leaped back with a gasp, and even Honakura retreated a pace from the foot of the bed. The man glared wildly around, heavy black eyebrows lowered in a scowl. He took in Honakura and the woman and the room in one lightning scrutiny. Then he seemed to relax a fraction.

He smiled again, ruefully. “I doubt if She could make me into a swordsman! Fencing must take years of practice. Jja . ” he paused. “Please listen carefully. I don’t want to make . . joy . . with you tonight, although I’m sure you expect me to. But you mustn’t think it’s because you’re not desirable — the sight of you makes me shiver and makes my flesh rise. ” She must not let her disappointment show. He was looking down at the candle again. “And it isn’t because I know that you have to do it with a lot of men.

It is Teachers’ Day, my lord,” the priest said. ” The swordsman groaned and said nothing more for a while. The patch of light faded out and the cottage grew dim. He rose and walked over to rest his elbows on the windowsill, staring out at the road. His bulk made the gloom deeper. Jja could see the passersby faintly through the beads over the door — workers heading home from the fields, a few pilgrims being led along to cottages by her fellow slaves. Then a horseman went by, and the big man jerked back with an oath.

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