A Fine Fix

Cover image for

Download


Author: Ray C. Noll
Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,383 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,049
Added to site: 2009.01.06
mnybks.net#: 23027
Origin: gutenberg.org

ally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers--but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says ''Your method won't solve the problem!''--then they get mad!

Show Excerpt

with the little black circle in the middle. How does that work again?"

Grant straightened up and carefully massaged the small of his back. "It's for precise manual navigation if you need it. You sit up straight and sight through it."

"And what do you sight at?"

"A star, of course."

"Put it in the little black circle?"

"An A for you. Then you snap in Automatic Navigational and you're in business. Or you can navigate manually by using Gyroscopic Navigational if you want."

"I'm ready to get out now." Bridget lifted her hands where Grant stood on the platform of the boarding device.

Back or no back, Grant couldn't resist the opportunity. He pulled her by the hands to where she was leaning out the opened canopy, then he stooped and grabbed her under the arms and swung her up. For a moment her soft hair brushed his ear, and a light scent from her neck suggested he keep her pliant form close to him a little longer than necessary.

[Illustration]

He plante

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2014.04.30
JoJo Biggins
****.

A reasonably interesting story, suffering only from its shortness and somewhat unsatisfying ending.

2013.09.13
Paulo Respighi
****.

Pilots of low-Earth-orbit Air Force fusion patrol rockets keep crashing their planes and dying. Engineers and technicians can't figure out why. So the Pentagon sends out a psychologist, which upsets everyone, especially since she is a "shape" (female).

The love interest part of the story seems forced and unnecessary, possibly a product of the time the story was written. The woman is given a brain and assertiveness, and manages to contribute to the plot by doing more than looking pretty.

2012.06.18
Charles
***..

Glib but relatively interesting story set in the flying branch of the armed forces of the future, and efforts to solve a life-threatening technical problem.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
Aaron Trow
by Anthony Trollope
Afterward
by Edith Wharton
The Body-Snatcher
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Ivory God
by J.S. Fletcher
A Star Trap
by Bram Stoker

See more popular titles from this genre.