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Star Science Fiction
3 & 4 (a selection)
© 1954 &
Arthur C. (CA)
REY, Lester (DL)
Philip K. (DP)
Cyril M. (KC)
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Photo: Granada Publ.
Hirten der Tiefe:
"The Deep Range" by
A. C. Clarke
A futuristic cowboy story, just that it's not cattle
but whales to take care of, and not coyotes but sharks
that cause the trouble. Naturally, there are no dogs,
but trained dolphins.
"Alien" by L. Del Rey
Two seamen witness the emergency landing of an alien
spaceship out on the sea. Unfortunaly, the spaceship
crashes into their boat and they find themselves stranded
on a small island together with the alien. After some
time, the alien manages to call his comrades from outer
spaces and takes with him one of the seamen, who is
very ill. The other one now can decide whether to stay
behind, or join the aliens.
Gibt es noch mehr von ihrer Sorte?
"Any More At Home Like You"
by C. Oliver
An alien crashes his spaceship into a hill just outside
Los Angeles. He is being interviewed and questioned
by the police and authorities, who believe he is an
ambassador from a superior civilastion. In order to
be left alone, he decides to join the game. Still, he
is not an ambassador ...
Advent auf Kanal Zwölf:
"The Advent On Channel Twelve"
by C. M. Kornbluth
A little story about cartoons being used to manipulate
the minds of consumers.
Der Teufel auf der Segensklippe:
"The Devil On Salvation
Bluff" by J. Vance
The devil in case is a clock, symbol for ar orderly
life as we know it. However, the people in this story
colonise a planet, that defies all regularity. Everything
seems to happen whenever it wants to. The inhabitants
of the planet seem to accustomed to it, the colonists
however can't cope with that chaos. Until they lose
A little story about the fact that you should try and
fit in with anew environment, rather than trying shaping
it to your needs.
"Space-Time For Springers"
by F. Leiber
What if cats where very intelligent until a point, where
they see themselves forced to throw their mind into
one of those yet unspeaking, unthinking little human
Foster, Du bist tot:
"Forster, You're Dead"
by P K. Dick
A story about a time, where the most money is made with
the fear people have. Another poremonition by P.K.D.
? Fosters parents can't afford to buy a bunker, just
like everyone else, so the boy lives on constant fear.
"Helping Hand" by L.
Man meets aliens on the moon. The aliens are traders
but, as usual, some military dopeheads on earth decide
it's best to go up there and show them charlie.
"Guinevere For Everybody"
by J. Williamson
The perfect product is not always the best product.
Although this female robot that constantly asks for
stuff made by the same company that manufactured her
is pretty scary.
Note: The translator is probably austrian.