By Alan Dean Foster
Hét lefagyasztott ember és Jones macska álmodik a Nostromo teherűrhajó fedélzetén. Anya, a központi számítógép csak akkor vezényel ébresztőt, ha szenzorai rendellenességet észlelnek. A végtelen időben és térben száguldó űrhajó utasait váratlan riadó rázza meg. Rövidesen kiderül, hogy rémálomra ébredtek. A járműre került a tojásait emberbe rakó sebezhetetlen halál. S a Nostromo rettenetes rakományával a Földre tart...
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And it would be good to know as much as possible about these people—for instance, how this Mr. Casse had found him. Scholarship was open, certainly, it could have been nothing more than someone noticing his academic achievements. But his experience with Cojensis made him suspicious of simple explanations. How had Cojensis been involved? This was the first time Bobby had been approached this way; it scared him a little. Deirdre was only helping by contacting her stepfather—Dennis McMillin was privy to a great deal of information—and Bobby appreciated it on a certain level.
That did not exactly mollify Sarah—she disliked relying on people so removed from them, from their experiences—but Jack had been good to his word since their return. She just needed to learn to trust him. After all, it’s Jack’s people downstairs once more installing our on-site security…We’d better be able to trust him… She opened Destry-McMillin’s website. The lab had been founded in the mid-Eighties by partners Ian Destry and Dennis McMillin, both PhDs in physics. The lab had begun small, then leaped ahead by taking advantage of the digital boom.
The dream faded, blended with memories of other things, and he lost the thread. Bobby opened his eyes in fading afternoon light. The blinds cast angled shadows across a painting Deirdre had bought from a recent art bazaar: an abstract, supposedly depicting music, all in rich tones of azure and violet and emerald, with splashes of gold and scarlet. He had doubted her claim that she had paid very little for it; in fact, the more he looked at it, the more he believed that she had paid a lot for it.
A nyolcadik utas a halál by Alan Dean Foster