Acid Bath

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Author: Vaseleos Garson
Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,895 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 10,510
Added to site: 2009.06.19 24471

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.

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f the cylinder.

A square, glass-like tumbler sat in the opening disclosed in the four-foot cylinder that had sprouted tentacles. It contained a yellowish liquid.

One of the tentacles reached into the opening and clasped the glass. The opening closed and the cylinder, propelled by locomotor appendages, moved toward Jon.

He didn't like the looks of the liquid in the tumbler. It looked like an acid of some sort. He raised to his feet.

He unsheathed the stubray gun and prepared to blast the cylinder.

* * * * *

The cylinder moved so fast Jon felt his eyes jump in his head. He brought the stubray gun up--but he was helpless. The pistol kept on going up. With a deft movement, one of the tentacles had speared it from his hand and was holding it out of his reach.

Jon kicked at the glass in the cylinder's hand. But he was too slow. Two tentacles gripped the kicking leg. Another struck him in the chest, knocking him to the pallet. The same tentacle, assisted by a new one,


Average Rating of 2 from 4 reviews: **
Sardo Weems

Metal men capture a human and torture him with the most corrosive substance they know. Pretty easy to figure out the twist at the end, even if the earlier reviewer didn't spoil it.


I don't know who you wrote this for but you helped a brohter out.


normb's review was more exciting than reading Acid Bath, but it did entice me to read it! It is indeed short and was worth killing 5 minutes just to laugh with the review. normb gets 5 stars, book gets 1, take the average.


Whoa Jon Karyl. Shoot the steel blues that are attacking your asteroid. Who are they? Who knows? What do they want? Who knows? Will you find out? No! Can you kill them? Yes! With water!

Do you care after reading this piece of trash? No!

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