Scrimshaw

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Author: Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,905 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,682
Added to site: 2007.12.11
mnybks.net#: 19340

The old man just wanted to get back his memory--and the methods he used were gently hellish, from the viewpoint of the others....

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with Sattell. But it did.

There were just two passenger tours. The first was fully booked. But the passengers who paid so highly, expected to be pleasantly thrilled and shielded from all reasons for alarm. And they couldn't be. Something happens when a self-centered and complacent individual unsuspectingly looks out of a spaceship port and sees the cosmos unshielded by mists or clouds or other aids to blindness against reality. It is shattering.

A millionaire cut his throat when he saw Earth dwindled to a mere blue-green ball in vastness. He could not endure his own smallness in the face of immensity. Not one passenger disembarked even for Lunar City. Most of them cowered in their chairs, hiding their eyes. They were the simple cases of hysteria. But the richest girl on Earth, who'd had five husbands and believed that nothing could move her--she went into catatonic withdrawal and neither saw nor heard nor moved. Two other passengers sobbed in improvised strait jackets. The first shipload started

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.10.05
Sardo Weems
*****

Leinster puts enough ideas, plotting, and character development into this story for three short stories. Good science, great writing.

Highly recommended.


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