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A Transmutation Of Muddles

Auhtor: Horace Brown Fyfe

Language: english
Published: 1960

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, August 2006


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

An experienced horse-trader bargain-haggler and general swapper has a very special talent for turning two headaches into one aspirin pill....

Excerpts from the Book 'A Transmutation Of Muddles':


... he left. Mayne studied the text with little pleasure. Terran Space Force headquarters on Rigel IX wished to inform him that the long awaited envoy from ...
... them stood about five feet tall. The planet being of about the same mass as Terra, the Kappan probably weighed over two hundred and fifty pounds. He was ...
... or tribe, or whatever you wanna call it. Mayne found his gaze sinking into catlike slits of jet in a pair of huge orange eyes shaded by massive brow ...
... Haruhiku. Oh, come on, now! I came all the way from- He stopped as he noticed the pilot's grave expression. Oh! That sort of thing could be serious, ...
... a noticeable gap between themselves and the hulking team. The procession halted, the soldier in charge raised his spear in salute to Eemakh, and ...
... fuel tanks for a crash landing. That's why I'm not claimin' anythin' on the fuel, he finished, turning to Melin. We are perfectly willing to pay on ...
... company is in agreement with you there, captain, Melin put in. You see, Judge, our point is that nothing is really lost or seriously damaged, ...
... the coverage was about as follows: for the Gemsbok herself, two million but that was really a nominal figure accorded as a sort of ...
... value he sets upon it. I begin to see, murmured Mayne. You can't stick each other, so you're out to slip me the bill. That aroused a babble ...
... expected to pay off on hopes? He wants the paper figure for the ship but he refuses the paper figure for the cargo. Mayne shrugged. He turned to Haruhiku. If ...
... not! Could I get in to inspect the cargo? asked Mayne. Haruhiku took this up with the Kappans, who softened but did not yield. The best I can get, ...
... The size of a scout crew doesn't lend itself to hand-to-hand brawls. And if you sling a couple of torpedoes at the Kappan village, you'll ...
... between the lines like the sweep of a revolving beacon was a strong intimation that Mayne had better not hope to charge the item to good will. The budget ...
... the cargo, in which case he would admit a loss. After all, a spaceship anchored by a temple might reasonably be termed unspaceworthy. He would take ...
... a place beside him. He noticed that Haruhiku's helicopter pilot handed him a message as soon as the lieutenant alighted. That will be from the Diamond ...
... alertness. They're getting near? he asked. Doing braking circles, reported the pilot. I sent an order for the scout to give them a beam. There ...
... owner might be Meeg, what I have arranged here with Melin and Voorhis is that the cargo now belongs to all of the Terran people. Eemakh began to ...
... Belt touches down-I want a sign over the door of this hut! A sign? Make it read 'Spaceport Number 1.' Two million is cheap enough for buying ...
... justice! Horace Brown Fyfe This World Must Die! Social living requires the elimination, or at very best, the modification of many elements ...
... to do. And if they had to give up money, or power, or love-or life itself-that was the FEE OF THE FRONTIER Horace Brown Fyfe Irresistible Weapon There's ...