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A Bottle Of Old Wine

Auhtor: Richard Lewis

Language: english
Published: 1953

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 98
eBook size: 210Kb

Review by C. F. Hill, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Bottle Of Old Wine':

A grim tale of a future in which everyone is desperate to escape reality and a hero who wants to have his wine and drink it too.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Bottle Of Old Wine':


... To break the thread of the play for even a moment would ruin all the previous emotional build-up. There had been a time when he hated her for those ...
... savagery that was deadly in its passion. He hated her for her money, the money she kept securely from him. He hated her for the paltry allowance she ...
... it could be viewed daily. It was like being able to pause again and again before the bottle, hold it up to the light, and say to it, Some day, when ...
... again to the tiny switch. Again he hesitated. Herbert Hyrel knew no more about the telporter suit he wore than he did about the radio in the corner, ...
... the chair in a conscious but dream-like state. His other self materialized in a small cabin in a hidden nook between a highway and a river where he had ...
... of necessity expensive, for self-telportation was strictly illegal, and police protection came high. Herbert Hyrel adjusted his white, silken mask ...
... with utter abandonment???came from the dance floor, the tables, and the private booths and rooms hidden cleverly within the walls. Hyrel pushed himself ...
... his order arrived, he poured a glass tumbler half full and consumed it eagerly while his eyes scanned the room in search of the girl. He couldn't ...
... be. Here one could be among his own kind, an actor upon a gay stage, a gaudy butterfly metamorphosed from the slug, a knight of old. The Persian dancing ...
... to the shadowy body only. There was something about the shadowy body that carried the hurts to the outer body, but not the scars??? . Sudden laughter ...
... merry throng, threw his arm about the Persian dancer, drew her close. They began dancing slowly to the throbbing rhythm, dancing and holding on to ...
... voice deep and throaty. You know it! He began whisking her away toward the palms. The Persian girl was pulled into the booth. Yes, she was wearing ...
... the upper half of her face, except for the large almond slits for her eyes. A white purse, jewel crusted, dangled from one arm. He stopped once before ...
... him. A tremor of excitement surged through him and threatened to turn his knees into quivering jelly. He could not make his feet conform to the flooding ...
... the shelter of the palms he drew her savagely to him. Let's???let's go outside. His voice was little more than a croak. But, honey! She ...
... wait, she said. We'll wait until tomorrow night. No! he screamed. You don't believe me! You're like the others! You think I'm no good! But I'll ...
... staring at her, mouth agape, a second shot burned its way through his bewildered brain. ? MRS. HERBERT HYREL?removed the telovis from her head and ...
... his eyes become glazed and sightless. Then she walked to the telephone. Police? she said. This is Mrs. Herbert Hyrel. Something horrible has ...
... old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course???but trees can be much more important! Robert E. Gilbert Stopover Planet Early morning deliveries ...
... Of course, they did sort of encourage people to ask for help.... Jack Vance Sjambak Wilbur Murphy sought romance, excitement, and an impossible Horseman ...