By Stephen Goldin
A misplaced vintage of technology fiction.
Birk Aaland is a political outcast from Earth's tyranny, and has been dwelling for years on a planet inhabited exclusively by way of robots, ever in view that his send crashed here.
Now one other send has crashed, and there's back a unmarried survivor—a lady who's eager to warn Earth of an alien invasion.
But Birk is completely pleased with his present exile—until a accident intervenes, inflicting every one of them to reconsider their lives and their overall existence.
"The tale earnings an emotionality that justifies calling Goldin an artist, now not in basic terms a writer." —Tom Easton, Analog Magazine
Originally released 1981 by means of Doubleday.
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He also goes to a secret meeting-place. There he meets another human - a woman with whom he is in love. But you met only books. ” I did not know what he was talking about. I could not answer. He changed his tack then, saying sharply: “You’re just a fool, Noland, nothing more harmful than that. You should never have become mixed up with the Travellers. Also, I have a report from a doctor who says you suffer from a form of hallucination. ” Since I could not tell whether he wanted me to say yes or no, I replied that I supposed so.
He’s one of us - what’s how long he’s been with us to do with the question? ” “Don’t give us that old nonsense, Jess,” Haagman said harshly, “You know we’re rats. And you know he’s not a Traveller yet. ” But Nan’s voice came to me out of the darkness. ” “Huh, who isn’t? The kid’s dying! ” Garry said. Jess’s voice came again, sharp and decisive. “Haagman, and you, Garry, get Knowle up between you and let’s get moving. ” When the decision was made, they did not argue. I felt their hands fumble for purchase along my rough suit - and then the lights came on!
It was windowless and had only one low door. Directly I saw it, my heart began to hammer. The very look of the building told me it was there for no fair reason. Every line proclaimed that it existed for a bad purpose. **** CHAPTER FIVE THE irrational terror that sprang on me as we approached the sinister building must have snapped me into another of my unfortunate hallucinations. If so, I am unable to remember the details of it; that was the worst. When I remembered hallucinations, sometimes so clearly that they thenceforth became almost part of my life, it could be painful enough; but when I forgot them, and could recall no detail of them, they seemed to lie undigested in my mind, cold and dreadful.