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"Judith Field." "So. Your sweetheart?" "Yes." "She is far down on the list of
5,000,000." "She's always been number one on my list. I want Judith." Halsyon
sighed. "I remember how she looked at the Beaux Arts Ball. . . . There was a full
moon. . . ." "But there will be no full moon until the twenty-sixth." "I want Judith." "
The others will tear her apart out of jealousy. No, no, no, Mr. Halsyon, we must
stick to the schedule. One night for all, no more for any." "I want Judith ... or else."
"It will have to ...
Balorsen stood before the plasti-cot, and Balorsen's robot and High Judge Field,
and his daughter Judith. Judith was weeping. The robot was in magnetic plasti-
clamps and winced as General Balorsen lashed him again and again with a
nuclear, plasti-whip. "Parbleu! God damn!" the robot grated. "It is true I framed Jeff
Halsyon. Ouch! Flux de bouche. I was the space-pirate who space-hijacked the
space-freighter. God damn. Ouch! The space-bartender in the Spaceman's
Saloon was ...
"Judith," she answered. "I have your name tattooed on me, Judith." "You're lying,
sir." "I can prove it, Madam. IH show you where I was tattooed." "And where is that
?" "In Yaughan's tavern. It was done by a sailor off the Golden Hind. Will you see
it with me tonight?" Before she could answer, he picked up his spade and
followed the first clown into the cemetery. The first clown was a tall man, gaunt,
with a bitter expression but a sprighdy manner. "For God's sake!" Halsyon
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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 to not found in Bester's Starlight collection. “The Roller Coaster” -- This creepy story reminds me ... Read full review
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