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Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited by way of Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his boundaries — and his risks — in a global the place the bushes speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is extraordinary, together with Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. van Vogt, Clifford D. Simak, Andre Norton, Edmond Hamilton and Erle Stanley Gardner. the unique book dates run from the Nineteen Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

Considerable attempt went into resurrecting this publication from someone's very terrible unique conversion. thousands of damaged sentences, misspelled phrases and conversion artifacts were corrected. I'm definite I've ignored issues, however the publication is now very readable.


• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette through Edmond Hamilton
• The earlier grasp • (1955) • novelette via Robert Bloch
• Rain Magic • essay by way of Erle Stanley Gardner
• Rain Magic • (1928) • novelette via Erle Stanley Gardner
• final Melody • [Tales from the White Hart] • (1957) • shortstory via Arthur C. Clarke (variant of the last word Melody)
• The Loot of Time • (1938) • novelette via Clifford D. Simak
• Doodad • (1943) • shortstory by means of Ray Bradbury
• Automaton • (1950) • shortstory by way of A. E. van Vogt
• the folks of the Crater • [Garan] • (1947) • novelette through Andre Norton
• Franchise • (1955) • shortstory via Isaac Asimov

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Someone has left the customary words forgotten on the wood and the iron. The wharves, with their gulls and the great derricks, might also leave. A black smoke rises and the water turns dark. A tepid summer falls on the last port. N ear the distant, battered wharves rusty skeletons are shaken by the sea. Time sticks roots in their sides. By night the island legends are told again. They come back, illuminated by the storm, and like misshapen specters sail the channels again. A whistle and the gulls fly higher.

They come back, illuminated by the storm, and like misshapen specters sail the channels again. A whistle and the gulls fly higher. The morning, barely existing, falls away like confused words. When there are no contours left and we can only see with our thoughts, the Southern Cross will light us through the strait. LUISA JOHNSON Translated by M il l e r W i l l ia m s Luisa Johnson, a native of Santiago, is in the process of editing an Anthology of Brazilian Romantic Poetry. The first collection of her own work, Horario de un Caraeoi, was pub­ lished in 1963.

Enough, close your eyes; D on’t fret, be quiet, enough, enough. Enough, enough, be still, here is your death. ROOSTER This rooster, come from some far place singing, brightened by the first rays o f the sun, this king that molds himself at my window with a living crown hatefully neither asks nor answers screams in the Banquet Room as if his guests the gargoyles did not exist and he were more alone than his cry is. He cries of stone, of antiquity, of nothing, fights my sleep, ignoring what he fights.

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