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A Crystal Age

Auhtor: William Henry Hudson

Language: english
Published: 1887

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
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Review by Beth Cholette, April 2008


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

Crystal Express is a collection of Science fiction and fantasy stories by cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling. It was released in 1989 by Arkham House. It was initially published in an edition of 4231 copies and was the authors first book published by Arkham House. Many of the stories appeared in Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and the first five stories are set in Sterlings Shaper/Mechanist universe.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Crystal Age':


... I could hardly refrain from shouting with joy, so glad did the sunlit expanse of earth, and the pure exhilarating mountain breeze, make me feel. The season ...
... Crystal Age Chapter 2 The thrilling, pathetic tone in which these words were uttered affected me not a little and when the ceremony was over ...
... I must allow that this last remark of yours is quite intelligible. I'm glad of that, I returned. It is distressing to talk and not to be understood ...
... her very much. He is our father, she returned, with a glance at the old gentleman, which seemed strange, for he certainly looked aged enough to be ...
... of the house for the Mother to ride on a white bull at the harvest festival. Mistrelde was the last to observe it. Oh, I see, I returned lamely, ...
... had never lent himself to that nefarious compact, which gave so great an advantage to a younger but sleek and well-nourished brother. In ...
... in their madness they hoped by knowledge to gain absolute dominion over nature, thereby taking from the Father of the world his prerogative. But their ...
... comes, and we go forth for a long period, there is compensation for every weariness, with absence of kindred and the sweet shelter of our own home: ...
... me, his round eyes shining like a pair of green phosphorescent globes. Having no weapon, I was at the brute's mercy, and was about to utter a ...
... to draw a parallel between my case and that of an ancient historical personage, whose name is familiar to most. History repeats itself-with variations. Jacob-namely, ...
... he had visited me in the night to remind me that I was sleeping with the door open, and had come now to insist on a suspension of work. Glad at having ...
... the color for an alien or mere hireling, in which light they perhaps regarded me. Oh, Smith, can you not guess so simple a thing? said Edra, placing ...
... and indefinable manner but after a time, when it began to shape itself into melodies, the idea possessed me that I was listening to strains once familiar, ...
... and been transfigured and waiting for the mood to pass, I stood by her side, resting my hand on her knee. By-and-by she looked down and smiled, and ...
... on the father a look of surprise and inquiry. You must remember, Chastel, said he, that he comes to us from some strange, distant island, having ...
... and smooth as dark glass, I began to be affected by the profounded silence and melancholy of nature, and by a something proceeding from nature-phantom, ...
... season, only to degrade you, and sink you later in a deeper misery. You must now leave me. This unexpected and sharp rebuke did not anger me, but it ...
... azure on the summits, resembling that of the forget-me-not and hairbell. The weather proved singularly favorable to those who spent their time in admiring ...
... did not cease until once more the world, with everything on it, began revolving like a whirligig, compelling me to desist and take a still longer ...
... I began to fear that in the ravings of delirium I had spoken things which had plucked the scales from the eyes of my kind friends in a very ...