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A Martian Odyssey

Auhtor: Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

Language: english
Published: 1934

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by C. F. Hill, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Martian Odyssey':

... I set the two cameras clicking and buzzed along, riding pretty high-about two thousand feet-for a couple of reasons. First, it gave the cameras ...
... observed Jarvis, from here on I'll be telling a few things Putz didn't see! He rubbed his tingling nose, and continued. I knew that I had ...
... sometime, though. The ditch was covered with what looked like a nice green lawn. Only, as I approached, the lawn moved out of my way! Eh? said Leroy. Yeah, ...
... but the beak wasn't really a beak. It was somewhat flexible I could see the tip bend slowly from side to side it was almost like a cross between ...
... beginning I was always 'Tick,' but as for him-part of the time he was 'Tweel,' and part of the time he was 'P-p-p-proot,' and part of the time he was ...
... and perhaps his viewpoint is as true as ours. But-we couldn't get together, that's all. Yet, in spite of all difficulties, I liked Tweel, and ...
... and then carefully squirted it all back into the cup and gravely returned it. Just as we sighted Xanthus, or the cliffs that bounded it, one of those ...
... I thought I recognized! You know how deceptive sounds are in this thin air. A shot sounds like the pop of a cork. But this sound was the drone of ...
... again. We hadn't gone a hundred yards into Xanthus when I saw something queer! This is one thing Putz didn't photograph, I'll wager! There was a line ...
... nerve enough to take a look myself. Tweel was right again. The creature was rock, and it didn't breathe! How you know? snapped Leroy, his black eyes ...
... and if the shell is broken near a supply of that element, some reaction starts that ultimately develops into a beast like that one. You should try! ...
... Moi-je le comprends! He mean you think of something, the beast he know, and you see it! Un chien- a hungry dog, he would see the big bone with ...
... How does a snake back on earth charm a bird into its very jaws? And aren't there deep-sea fish that lure their victims into their mouths? Lord! Jarvis ...
... And what do you suppose the thing did? Said, 'Pleased to meet you,' I'll bet! suggested Harrison. I couldn't have been more surprised if it ...
... chat with him. I stepped into his path again and waited. Up he came, booming out his 'We are v-r-r-riends' and stopped. I looked at him four or five ...
... feeling that we ought to be close to the surface when suddenly the passage debouched into a domed chamber, the only one we'd seen. And man!-I felt like ...
... thermo-skin bag in a Martian night-at least, without a fire. And things got worse in a hurry. They cornered us in an angle between two mounds, and there ...
... he could travel like the wind and all I got-or else I imagined it-was a faint trilling and twittering drifting out of the south. He'd gone, and damn ...
... life on the planet as a whole. Seeking other planets habitable for the growing human population, the spaceship Callisto, powered by an antigravitational ...
... Wonder Stories. However, several of Weinbaum's pieces first appeared in the early fanzine Fantasy Magazine (successor to Science Fiction Digest) in the ...