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A Matter Of Importance

Auhtor: Murray Leinster

Language: english
Published: 1959

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Matter Of Importance':

The importance of a matter is almost entirely a matter of your attitude. And whether you call something a riot or a war... well there is a difference but what is it?

Excerpts from the Book 'A Matter Of Importance':


... distance only. It ceased to correct its course. It hurtled through the orbits of all the planets, uttering silently screamed duplicates of the ...
... A man had the desk. An emergency call came in. That man took it and somebody else took the desk. Eminently fair. No favoritism no throwing weight ...
... a time with those Huks. Did you???? did you ever see a Huk, sir? asked Willis. Before my time, said Sergeant Madden. But I've talked to men who ...
... and then checked with the dial that indicated the brightness of the still point-sized star. He said: Four light-weeks, I make it. Sergeant Madden nodded. ...
... precautions against inimical animal or vegetable life. The planet was safe. They clambered over small rocky obstacles until they came to the end of ...
... only a police regulation it was common sense. When a ship broke down in space, the exclusive hope for that ship's company lay in a refuge planet for ...
... led off to the eastward. He thought of Timmy's girl. He'd never seen her, but Timmy was going to marry her. She was on the Cerberus. It was the job of ...
... away inland. And when they got to that place???? why???? there was a ship there. Then. He paused, frowning. It would've been standing on an artificial ...
... out this side of the sun. Right? I'll look for you there, said the skipper of the Aldeb. Sergeant Madden and Patrolman Willis went out of the salvage ship ...
... the matter of delinks???those characters who act like adolescents, not only while they are kids, but after. They were the permanent major annoyance of ...
... think we came this far not to be noticed? he asked. But he was not peevish. Rather, he seemed more thoroughly awake than he'd been since the squad ship ...
... of metal foil inflated itself. It was surprisingly large???almost the size of the squad ship. But in emptiness the fraction of a cubic inch of normal-pressure ...
... important. He's got no glamour. Y'see? Yes, sir, said Willis. Then there's us cops, said Sergeant Madden wryly. Mostly we join up for the ...
... two hours for the first batch. We'll make up the second while you're placing them. Sergeant Madden nodded. The skipper went into the lock and closed ...
... immediately pin points of intolerable brilliance destroyed them???yet never as fast as they appeared. Finally there came ten seconds in which no atomic ...
... he said sardonically: If you're able to reach us after you try, the offer stands. Join us, and you'll give your own commands and make your own decisions. ...
... anything you can do to help get the ship back out in space with its passengers, but our repair-boat can manage. He waved his hand negligently and went ...
... for take-off. The Cerberus had been landed at a Huk spaceport, which obligingly lifted it out to space again when its drive had been replaced. ? And ...
... the Cerberus. We had 'em baffled. They needed to say something, and that was the only thing they could say! He yawned. The Aldeb reports everybody ...
... in 1996 for Best Novelette for First Contact. Leinster was the Guest of Honor at the 21st Worldcon in 1963. In 1995, the Sidewise Award for Alternate ...