Tuesday, 28 February 2012

THE AUTUMN LAND AND OTHER STORIES

Mandarin paperback, 1990. Cover artist uncredited.

"SIX OF THE BEST FROM SIMAK COUNTRY 
THE AUTUMN LAND 
The Mellow Chimerical county of perpetual autumn where time stands still and its people come as invisibly and unaccountably as they disappear. 
COURTESY 
The basic quality so easy to overlook among the rough and tiny stone-age people so far from Earth. 
RULE 18 
The essential regulation that seems to have stopped Earth from winning the interplanetary football game for the last 67 years. 
JACKPOT 
Buccaneering earthlings think they have hit it when they stumble across the greatest treasure trove in the galaxy. 
CONTRAPTION 
A curiously friendly object stuck in a blackberry bush trades so much good fortune for a poor orphan's pocketknife. 
GLEANERS 
A commercial time-travel organisation that can arrange an interview with Napoleon has a problem with employees who keep defecting."
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