Problem on Balak

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Author: Roger D. Aycock (Roger Dee)
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,784 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,255
Added to site: 2010.10.04
mnybks.net#: 29167
Origin: gutenberg.org

Sometimes you can solve your problem by running out on it!

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e lived with that carbon copy of myself, he's learned everything I know."

"He's right," Gibbons put in. He blinked a couple of times and turned pink. "Unless the real Haslop happened to be married, that is. I'm a bachelor myself, but I'd say there are some memories that a married man wouldn't discuss, even when marooned."

Captain Corelli stared at him admiringly. "I never gave you enough credit, Gibbons," he said. "You're right! How about--"

"Don't help any," one of the Haslops said morosely. "I never was married. And now I never will be if I've got to depend on you jerks to get me out of this mess."

The sun went down just then and a soft, drowsy darkness fell. I thought at first that we'd have to finish our investigation in the dark, but the natives had made provisions for that. A swarm of fireflies as big as robins sailed in from somewhere and circled around over the court, lighting it as bright as day. The Balakian houses made a dim row of flattened shadow-mounds at the outskirt

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2013.10.20
Paulo Respighi
***..

The exploratory ship from Earth lands on Balak to find they already know English (from an earlier shipwreck) and have created a puzzle for them to solve before they'll be allowed to leave, if ever.

An okay story.

2013.09.23
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1953) Sci-fi (Alien World/Acceptance) / Humor


From 'Galaxy Science Fiction' September 1953.


R: ****


Plot bullets


  • On a planet twenty million miles from Earth, an alien greets a spaceship crew in their language.

  • The aliens have made one of their own, to resemble an Earth man in every respect.

  • The problem is to find out which is real.

  • This test, may mean, survival.



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