By Keith Laumer
Armchair fiction provides the simplest in vintage technological know-how fiction novels. “A hint of reminiscence” takes you the entire method from Stonehenge to outer area. while a guy named Legion signed on as a soldier of fortune he didn't count on to finally end up because the grasp of a personal island. Nor did he anticipate to cower within the historical Druid pits…nor struggle for his existence within the nice corridor at Okk-Hamiloth, on a planet many galaxies away. the writer, Keith Laumer used to be one of many technological know-how fiction world’s grasp storytellers. right here he sweeps you thru the a ways reaches of time and the vastness of outer house during this novel of retribution.
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The central altar stone, over 16' long, is approached from the northeast by a broad roadway called the Avenue— "It is not an altar," said Foster. " "Because—" Foster frowned. " "The journal said the stones were arranged in the sign of the Two Worlds," I said. " "And the ring," Foster said. "Let me read the rest: A great sarsen stone stands upright in the Avenue; the axis through the two stones, when erected, pointed directly to the rising of the sun on Midsummer Day. C. Foster took the book and I sat on the window sill and looked out at a big Florida moon over the ragged line of roofs with a skinny royal palm sticking up in silhouette.
A scuffed area. Since this is khaff, it cannot be an actual scar. " I grabbed the book and looked. There was a faint mark across the back cover, as though the book had been scraped on something sharp. I remembered how much luck I had had with a knife. The mark had been put here, disguised as a casual nick in the finish. It had to mean something. " I asked. Foster looked surprised. "In the same way that I know the window is of glass," he said. " "Speaking of glass," I said. "Wait till I get my hands on a microscope.
But we can't be moving—there's no acceleration. There must be soundproofing—that's why we can't hear the bombers—" "No soundproofing would help if we were at ground zero," Foster said. "This ship is the product of an advanced science. " "Where are we going? " "It steers itself, I would judge," Foster said. " I looked at him in amazement. "You like this, don't you, Foster? " "I can't deny that I'm delighted at this turn of events," Foster said. "Don't you see? This vessel is a launch, or lifeboat, under automatic control.