Bill, the Galactic Hero: On the Planet of Tasteless Pleasure by Harry Harrison

By Harry Harrison

Bill's in difficulty back. A hideous outer-space an infection has remodeled certainly one of his toes right into a satyr's hoof; he has correct fingers; the nurses on the clinic the place he lies recuperating from his final escapade are metal robots. yet quickly he is off back looking for technological know-how fiction's maximum cliches.

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Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technology fiction sequence released for the reason that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant topics of technological know-how fiction. Having offered over billion copies in pulp publication layout world wide, it's the such a lot profitable technological know-how fiction ebook sequence ever written.
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Alien invasion? Build a great gun! " So we cobbled and soldered like technology's fools A better death ray, using brains and slide rules! John would've liked it, Doc Smith would turn green Buddy, this beamer was big, huge, and obscene! So we hurtled on out to meet the death fleet A terrible sight — they were something to meet! A thousand alien ships, designed by George Lucas Wanted to turn us to slag and horrible mucus. "Surrender to the Dark Side," said Death, big surprise! "Join the Empire! Make mythic movies!

Old Death hoisted surrender. Ours was the day! They say good old John Campbell, he's somewhere up there. Watching new writers with all their hot air. Gulping aloud great celestial gulps. " The last chords of the song hung in the air between them like the final strains of Bill's favorite martial music by John Philip Soused. Big fat tears dripped down his cheeks. He sniffled and choked back his heart rising in his throat. "Bowb! That ... that was the most beautiful song ... I ... " "Yeah! " "Arrrrrr!

Gulping aloud great celestial gulps. " The last chords of the song hung in the air between them like the final strains of Bill's favorite martial music by John Philip Soused. Big fat tears dripped down his cheeks. He sniffled and choked back his heart rising in his throat. "Bowb! That ... that was the most beautiful song ... I ... " "Yeah! " "Arrrrrr! That's me hearty! You're a super trooper, Bill. Arrrrr! It's a pleasure having you aboard. Now we better get back to our hammocks and squeeze in the winks!

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