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He concentrated on the flicking second hand with rapt expectation. "No, I guess it
isn't," the dealer muttered. "I only imagined you sounded — Oh well." He opened
the portfolio and began sorting mounted drawings. "Forty, forty-five, fifty, fifty-five ...
He complained to the protection guards as he forged James Derelict's name in
the visitors' book, and his inky hand smeared such a mess on the page that the
forgery was undetected. The guard buzzed the final gate open. Halsyon passed ...
... artist at once subsided and suffered himself to be led to a couch, where Aquila
cleansed the ink from his face and hands. ... glass from a decanter, added a tiny
cube of purple ice from a fuming bucket, and placed the drink in Halsyon's hand.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Some of these tales have been anthologized time and again, but all are worth reading. Some are twisty fables akin to episodes of Twilight Zone, others are extended jokes, and a few are prescient ... Read full review
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You'd be better off with another Bester collection though this has many good stories. I'll mention stories not found in Bester's Starlight collection. “The Roller Coaster” -- This creepy story reminds ... Read full review
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