By Harry Harrison
Fifty tales for 50 years!A collection-and celebration-of the paintings of Harry HarrisonFrom his first sale in 1950 on, Harry Harrison has been one of many technology fiction world's artistic dynamos, operating in each subgenre of the sphere, regularly bursting with provocative principles. Parodic one second, severe the following, Harrison has been known as via Brian Aldiss "one of the few authors able to wearing the outdated power of previous days ahead right into a new epoch."On the get together of his 50th anniversary as a certified author, Harrison has accrued jointly fifty of his top stories-one for every year-along with mammoth notes and introductory fabric. 50 in 50 is immediately a memoir, a compendium of an attractive physique of labor, and a glance on the background of technology fiction within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century.
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The pilot sat with his back hunched, in either prayer or fear. He had goofed and goofed badly and he knew it. Captain Moran shot one tension-loaded glare at the back of the lowered head, then stamped out towards the lock. Too much was going wrong and the responsibility was all his. Dr. Kranolsky, the medical officer, was already at the lock, taking samples through the bleeder tube. Captain Moran chewed his lip and waited while the fat little doctor fussed with his instruments. The vision plate next to the port was on and he looked at it, at the dusty red landscape that stretched away outside.
For some reason this infuriated the other men, though neither would admit it. " Nissim gasped, leaning forward against the restraint of his safety harness. " "It's supposed to, Doc, built that way," Stan said, smiling. He reached over and flicked a switch. The needle jumped while the scale reading changed. "Only way to measure these kind of pressures. Chunks of metal and crystal in the outer hull, different compressibilities, and they compress to destruction. " Nissim contained his temper and dragged heavily on his cigarette.
The rest of their clan showed up at the foot of the stairs and made a great ruckus while I finished welding the door shut. Running through the crowd, I faced up to the First Lizard in his tub. He sank slowly beneath the surface. " I shouted. He made little bubbles in the water. "The ancestors are annoyed and have decided to forbid entrance to the Inner Temple forever; though, out of kindness, they will let the waters flow. " The torture-master was too frightened to move, so I grabbed out his hot iron.