Zen

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Author: Jerome Bixby
Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,014 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,259
Added to site: 2009.08.22
mnybks.net#: 25066
Origin: gutenberg.org

Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable--they were vastly dangerous!

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u're flying by GB, and psychologically inadvisable, besides--so an asteroid is about the only place, apart from Luna, where you can really see the stars.

There are so many stars in an asteroid sky that they look like clouds; like massive, heaped-up silver clouds floating slowly around the inner surface of the vast ebony sphere that surrounds you and your tiny foothold. They are near enough to touch, and you want to touch them, but they are so frighteningly far away ... and so beautiful: there's nothing in creation half so beautiful as an asteroid sky.

You don't want to look down, naturally.

* * * * *

I had left the Lucky Pierre to search for fossils (I'm David Koontz, the Lucky Pierre's paleontologist). Somewhere off in the darkness on either side of me were Joe Hargraves, gadgeting for mineral deposits, and Ed Reiss, hopefully on the lookout for anything alive. The Lucky Pierre was back of us, her body out of sight behind a low black ridge, only her gleaming nose poking above like a porpoise coming up for air. When

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.12.21
Monaggio
****.

The Zen's loneliness is moving. It is a beautiful story that almost makes you forget the "Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable--...".

I loved the story and the emotions it conveys, but was a bit surprised by the "danger" the Zen represneted.


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