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A Fine Fix

Auhtor: Rc Noll

Language: english
Published: 1955

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, March 2007


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

Antes del fin (Spanish for Before the end) is an autobiography of Ernesto Sabato released in 1998 in which he recounts his life and the influences on his political and ethical opinions. Sabato discusses the ill effects of globalization and the exalting of rationalism and materialism. There are also several tender passages about his school experiences in the 1920s (when there was more idealism Sabato says) about his deceased wife and son Matilde and Jorge and about the struggling workers he meets on the streets of Buenos Aires.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fine Fix':


... guard had uncovered more of the blackened object, which lay three-quarters exposed and showed a warped but cylindrical shape. Let's have a counter ...
... officer growled negatively. Obviously, the reactor was the only part not vaporized in the fall-because of its construction. That's assuming the ...
... door. Lieutenant, I'm trying to explain to you that it's in your best interests to take this up with him tomorrow. I'm one of his aides and I know him. ...
... she meant, soothed Grant. Possibility, hell! With that attitude around Mojave we'll never get anywhere in this investigation. He untilted with ...
... to the Air Force-at one time. She sipped two CCs. I've a little syk background, Grant said. She looked up in sudden interest. Started to major ...
... steps. Just don't touch anything, that's all, he conciliated, following her up. Her seams were straight, he noted. Bridget thudded into the narrow ...
... with an over-stiffened index finger pointed forcefully at each gauge. For more than a quarter-hour this went on, with Bridget pitching questions-most ...
... files back faster. Here, take these on pilot training. The files repulsed him less than Bridget attracted him, and he sat down promptly. And what do ...
... objective engineering answer, yes or no. Grant threw up his hands. O.K., O.K. With a live pilot, yes, you can get a TV transmitter in an atomjet with ...
... the radar high-speed scanners, the computers, and the course-alteration mechanism. I was convinced myself it would steer the ship out of any situation ...
... not going to hear it, Grant thought. Conference dismissed! the general ordered. Three-four-five rings, and Bridget answered. The first word ...
... steadily and was about to pass the 300 division. Star-sprinkled space-darkness lay ahead by now, but when he looked to the side the Earth's surface reflected ...
... me remind you this flight is costing the taxpayers plenty, hasn't General Morrison's clearance, and may have to be flown again unless you cooperate ...
... speaker. High altitude weather observation overdue. UNR-12, please report synoptics in quadrants. They really want simulation, Grant grumbled mentally. ...
... if you hear me, Grant. He nodded at the lens. Would you like a pilot to help you orient from here? Grant felt sheepish, but the panic still ...
... me blank? Bridget cringed as he tore a slice of French bread in half with one hostile, meaningful bite. She waved her cigarette haughtily. We in psychology ...
... direction. I saved the one I had the hunch on for the last. The navigation exercise, you mean? I still don't get what that has to do with my leg cramp. Bridget ...
... you pulled off course, ended up over Mexico, gaining about fifty miles in altitude. The others, thought Grant, rode until their oxygen gave out or dived ...
... and the in-crowd had more leverage than most political parties... what would the smart-but-slightly-crazy outcasts end up doing? In Adam Rakunas's ...
... stories are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series. Baroness Emma Orczy El Dorado Eldorado, ...