Wednesday, 22 September 2010

SPACE, TIME AND NATHANIEL

NEL paperback, 1971. Cover painting by Bruce Pennington.

"SPACE: T - the inhabitant of a machine that was built by an ancient race of non-humans - had just one duty, to totally destroy a planet from our solar system! 
TIME: Every day, Rodney Furnell awoke to a groaning bedspring. Every day he leaned over and gently kissed his wife's forehead. Every day an audience laughed at him! 
NATHANIEL: He is told a story about the ultimate bureaucrat. A man who brings prosperity to a backward world just by filling in forms and filing reports. 
In these, and eleven other stories, Britain's leading writer of science fiction explores the outer vastness of space and the inner obscurity of man." 

 Contents:

T
Our Kind Of Knowledge
Psyclops
Conviction
Not For An Age
The Shubshub Race
Criminal Record
The Failed Men
Supercity
There Is A Tide
Pogsmith
Outside
Panel Game
Dumb Show
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