Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Weakling

Cover image for

Download


Author: Everett B. Cole
Published: 1961
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,908 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,501
Added to site: 2009.04.04
mnybks.net#: 23845
Origin: gutenberg.org

A strong man can, of course, be dangerous, but he doesn’t approach the vicious deadliness of a weakling--with a weapon!

Show Excerpt

ncerning themselves with studies more likely to give them preferment or more immediate personal gain.

Of course, the wasteland wasn't entirely unknown, not to him, at least. He had viewed the area personally. There were hilltops on the Estates from which ordinary eyesight would penetrate far into the dead area, even though the more powerful and accurate parasight was stopped at its borders. Yes, he had seen the affected area.

He had noted that much of it had regained a measure of fertility. There was life now--some of it his own meat lizards who had wandered across the river and out of his control. And he had even seen some of the escaped pseudomen slinking through the scrub growth and making their crudely primitive camps.

"Savages!" he told himself. "Mere animals. And one can't do a thing about them, so long as they let that dead area persist."

Eventually, the scholars had reported, the dead areas would diminish and fade from existence. He smiled bitterly. Here was a nice evasion-

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.12.06
R Stephan
***..

Novelette-sized story about the downfall of a psionic overlord. Don't expect any hard SF or a story, it's just lengthy fantasy.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

H. Leighton Dickson
Award-winning Indie author Heather Dickson has always been steampunk before she even knew it was ‘a thing!’ A great fan of the original fathers of Victorian steampunk, HG Wells and Jules Verne, and also a scientist by training, Dickson loves to think of imaginative ways machines can work differently. As our Author of the Day, Dickson talks about her latest novel, Cold Stone & Ivy, and reveals how she has managed to publish 8 books while still working a day job.
Read full interview...