By Jack Vance
Jack Vance is among the most generally learn authors within the box of technological know-how fiction and delusion at the present time. His razor wit and his astute realizing of the human middle have helped him create worlds of breathtaking ask yourself, worlds the place the very unlikely is believable and magic ideas the cosmos.
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You can't preserve an excellent lady down-Kris Longknife returns.
once more Kris reveals herself stuck within the crosshairs of unknown enemies who wish her lifeless. Factions, either valid and underground, vie for regulate of the planet New Eden. And anyone is profiting from the chaos to unharness a private vendetta opposed to Kris.
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In a near-future international within which expertise can shipping you at any place immediately, can a coded observe aid you switch your body—to turn into taller, greater, extra appealing? Clair is beautiful convinced the supply is simply too strong to be real. yet her ally, Libby, is set to offer it a try out, eager for a brand new, more advantageous model of herself.
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We’ve got all the physical data we need, and Clahdru knows we’ve got more ‘societal’ data than any sane being is ever going to want to look at. ” PLANET KU-197-20 YEAR 74,065 OF THE HEGEMONY . I . “So, fearless hunter, are you ready for your venture into the deepest, darkest wilderness? ” Sharon Dvorak inquired with a sweet smile. ” her husband responded suspiciously. He turned and cocked an eyebrow in her direction. “It was, wasn’t it? It was a shot! ” Sharon sighed, shaking her head with infinite sadness.
Henry watched through merciless eyes, fingering the scars on his face, as the French struggled forward. Their heavy mail and plate armor might defeat his archers’ arrows, but those same arrows forced the advancing French to close their helmet visors and keep their heads down lest the same thing happen to them as had happened to Henry and Percy at Shrewsbury. Visibility, as Henry knew from harsh personal experience, was hugely restricted under those circumstances, and just breathing through a visor’s airholes could become a tortuous ordeal, especially for someone fighting his way through knee-deep mud in the hot, sweaty prison of his armor.
Acquisition of less advanced but trainable species provided useful increases in the Empire’s labor force. A labor force which—thanks to the Constitution’s namby-pamby emphasis on members’ internal autonomy—could be kept properly in its place on any planet belonging to the Empire. And a labor force which was building the sinews of war the Empire would require on the day it told the rest of the Hegemony what it could do with all of its demeaning restrictions. That was one reason the Shongairi had been so secretly delighted when the more pacific members of the Council had decided that anyone as bloodthirsty as “humans” deserved whatever happened to them.
Green Magic by Jack Vance