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A Gift For Terra

Auhtor: Fox Holden

Language: english
Published: 1954

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Beth Cholette, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Gift For Terra':

The good Martian Samaritans rescued Johnny Love and offered him the stars. Now maybe Johnny didnt look closely enough into the gift horses mouth but there were others who did... and found therein the answer to life....

Excerpts from the Book 'A Gift For Terra':


... of the blue-black sky was too high the desert plain was too flat and too silent, and save for the thin Martian wind that whorled delicately-fluted traceries ...
... the valves now? He was too tired for hysteria. Men had died alone before.Alone, but never without hope! And here there was no hope, for there was no ...
... astrogeologer-navigator. He died when you crashed. Harrison... Janes? Harrison and Janes are not due for nine more days. But you are in no danger. There ...
... no roses on dead planets- Earthman, can you still hear? I can hear, Johnny said. It was suddenly easier to talk. Even easier to understand. ...
... were the strings? The angles... the gimmicks. What did they really want? His lips were dry and barely moved over his teeth, but the words came easily. ...
... have learned to build boats which can successfully sail the sea within certain limits-they can visit the other islands, but are too frail and too limited ...
... green of gently-rolling hills spread the resplendent city, and there were other cities as gracefully civilized beyond the untroubled horizon. And ...
... They had shown him, and he wanted to go home. Johnny Love rolled over on the wide, soft cot, sighed, and went back to sleep. He sleeps again, Andruul. Yes, ...
... had saved his life. Rebuilt his ship. Given him the tube that contained transcriptions, in his own language, of every scientific secret his people could ...
... thirteen psi and the inner port swung automatically inward, and then he was inside, clambering up the narrow ladder past the titanium alloy fuel tanks and ...
... back slowly. But not as it was supposed to. Johnny Love knew he had come to because he could see the banked instruments glowing palely before him ...
... . It was coming up fast, now faster, until the horizon was only a gentle arc against a thin span of blackness, and the rest was cold red. Hardly ...
... and the sure knowledge that none of this was real. Not real, but the end of survival nonetheless. Pain, and seeing two bright objects transiting ...
... was as though there were no muscles in his body. Man of-Earth! We are friendly. Is that understood? The thought-words formed in his brain as the strange ...
... For a moment he had run out of words, and again they made no effort to answer him. All right! I don't understand you-I don't know what you want. ...
... a research site. They told us they were a scientific expedition from far out-System. Aldeberan, they said. Part of a vast exploratory program which ...
... infectious, hollow roots into our planet. And from then, investigated your Earth from time to time... and waited... . Waited, because they knew you would ...
... beneath it like a mask. Plan III. It would be Plan III for a long time yet. It was the thing he saw in the faces of the four men that told him that. ...
... locked doors, turn a moron into a super-moron, and give Earth a galaxy while its own system fell to pieces under it! Philip K. Dick Mr. Spaceship A ...
... and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden ...