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Sjambak

Auhtor: Jack Vance

Language: english
Published: 1953

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 67
eBook size: 164Kb

Review by Beth Cholette, October 2008


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

Wilbur Murphy sought romance excitement and an impossible Horseman of Space. With polite smiles the planet frustrated him at every turn--until he found them all the hard way!

Excerpts from the Book 'Sjambak':


... always do a show on strange superstitions. Is Murphy around? He's explaining his expense account to Shifkin. Get him in here let's talk to him. ? WILBUR ...
... gave out this story, and my brother-in-law passed it along to me. Somebody's pulling somebody's leg. My brother-in-law wasn't, and the steward was ...
... seized the cases with a glittering smile of triumph. They resemble no cameras of my experience I fear I shall have to impound???? A young man in ...
... It is as well that the?amok?has no weapons other than his knife. Otherwise he would kill twenty where now he kills one. The ...
... and declare themselves true Singhal??si. Murphy said tentatively, I must come back here and photograph that cage. Ali-Tom??s smilingly shook his ...
... we're like mice in a trap built of our own ideas. We cannibalize our own brains. Nobody'll ever accuse you of being stingy with a metaphor. Sam, ...
... want. No? Just where do your desires lie? Ali-Tom??s said delicately. Mr. Murphy took a rather profound interest in the sjambak displayed in the square. Oh. ...
... Murphy had envisioned. He took it upon himself to repair this lack, and in a shady wine-house behind the palace, called the Barangipan, he made the ...
... frowning, dynamic. You should relax, cultivate?napa??, enjoy life as we do here in Singhal??t. What's?napa??? It's our philosophy, where we ...
... years gone. His skin had the waxy look of lost floridity, his tuft of white hair was coarse and thin, his eyelids hung in the off-side droop that amateur ...
... into the country. Murphy and Trimmer sauntered along a placid river, overgrown with lily pads, swarming with large white ducks. This sjambak business, ...
... yes???third level. He figured I'd take it second level. How's that again? Naturally I wouldn't believe him. He knew I knew that he knew it. So when ...
... with it. He gave his boots an irritated whack. To expand I need funds. Funds are best secured in an atmosphere of calm and confidence. The implication ...
... Two or three of the staff. They'd sail out there, look over these gray and red monsters, maybe fake a fight or two, but all the time they're after the ...
... 'em as a hobby???turn out two or three an hour. Weelbrrr! You're a man of marvels! Hello! We will drink! And Murphy settled back in the wicker ...
... million years after the passing of life. Murphy marvelled at the scope of the ruins. Virgin archaeological territory! No telling what a few weeks digging ...
... to Hadra, to New Batavia, to Sundaman, to Boeng-Boh??t! How? Why? It is enough that I will it. Again, I beg of you???? He indicated the table. Murphy ...
... realized it before. Air feels like???like silk, like whipped cream???it's got texture??? . But aren't you cold? Space is supposed to be absolute zero! Space ...
... it's cold enough to cut. Otherwise you're free as a bird. But???how did you get away? I saw those little rocket-bikes, and began figuring. I couldn't go ...
... Them The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course???but trees can be much more important! Robert ...