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Zen

Auhtor: Jerome Bixby

Language: english
Published: 1952

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Beth Cholette, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Zen':

Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby (January 11 1923 in Los Angeles California ? April 28 1998 in San Bernardino California) was an American short story writer editor and scriptwriter best known for his writings in science fiction. He also wrote many westerns and used the pseudonyms D. B. Lewis Harry Neal Albert Russell J. Russell M. St. Vivant Thornecliff Herrick and Alger Rome (for one collaboration with Algis Budrys).

Excerpts from the Book 'Zen':


... because it's almost impossible to keep your eyes on the ground. They never got around to putting portholes in spaceships, you know???unnecessary when ...
... and there over the gritty, rocky surface. The twenty-nine of us were E.T.I. Team 17, whose assignment was the asteroids. We were four years and three ...
... cubic ones, especially by the life-scientists. Fossils, artifacts, animate life???? a surface chunk of Sorn might harbor any of these, or all. Some ...
... way particularly after several weeks of living in steel and it was lucky that I got that way this time, or I might have missed the Zen. My feet tangled ...
... at me if I made a wrong move. I addressed it in its own language, clucking my tongue and whistling through my teeth: Suh, Zen??? In the blue-white ...
... taught me I knew still more, but I couldn't speak Zennacai fluently by any means. Keep this in mind, by the way: I barely knew the language, and the ...
... formation of flesh and horn on the lower abdomen. They were there. From the coloring, I knew this Zen was a female. The mouth worked again???not with ...
... I did???? but imagine thinking to qualify?years?with?my?when just out of nowhere a visitor from another planetary orbit pops up! And there had been no ...
... And now this old, old creature, remembering back three thousand years to childhood???probably to those elementary schools???remembering, ...
... special ecological niche just raw, stubborn, tenacious life, developed to a fantastic extreme???a greater force of life than any other known, one that ...
... was doing right now. The Zens breathed, all right, but it was nothing they'd had to do in order to live. It gave them nothing their incredible metabolism ...
... no other Zen? How do you know there are no other Zen? There are no others, she said almost inaudibly. I suppose a human girl might have shrieked ...
... her through. But I didn't pick her up. I made no attempt to take her back to the ship. Her tiny white teeth and tiny yellow claws were harder than steel ...
... be blessed. Yurt, who spoke excellent English, said, Bless you all. I took him back to where the female waited. From the ridge, I knew, the entire ...
... eyes were fastened on the girl. What???do I do now? she whispered worriedly. I'm afraid that's something only a Zen would know, I told her, smiling ...
... hundred Zen on Vesta! Captain Feldman was a realist but he was also a deeply moral man. He went to Yurt and said, It's indecent! Couldn't the two ...
... they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable-they were vastly ...
... on Asteroid Z-40, Harley 2Q14N20 sets out alone to face and master it. Edwin K. Sloat Loot of the Void Into the Trap-Door City of great spiders ...
... Francis The Flying Cuspidors A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so when extraterrestrials ...
... Zone and which was included in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). He also wrote four episodes for the Star Trek series, Mirror, Mirror, Day of the Dove, Requiem ...