The Romantic Analogue

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,229 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 806
Added to site: 2010.04.27
mnybks.net#: 27507
Origin: gutenberg.org

Norm Venner's fancy was pretty well fixed on thoughts of electronic calculators—until the invention started making passes at the inventor!

Show Excerpt

d at curves. Deriving them by the old methods was just too much horse-work for any joke. And it didn't have to be a joke, either. The joke might be just the cover for a more sinister activity--bosh! If that were the case, why call attention to it with funny-business?

But what hurt was the girl's being mixed up in it. He could take a rib from Charley, for instance, but the girl was practically a stranger--unfortunately. Women could be cruel, as his mother had often warned him. He thought of his mother's last year in the hospital and winced. She had sacrificed so much for him; and yet, was it really better to be a free bachelor than an old family man like Charley? There wasn't anything the matter with Alice that he could see. Charley loved her; that was plain.

Tonight should solve the thing, once and for all. He left the plant, speaking to everyone he met as he usually did. Then he sneaked back in, with the guard's help, and hid in his own office with the lights out.

His phone rang

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.07.24
Paulo Respighi
***..

Norm built his analog computer to do everything he could, faster. Could the damn thing be flirting with him, or is it some kind of joke?

A very mild mystery, nothing too special.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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 The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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 The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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 The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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 The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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 The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle - 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
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
The Victor
by Bryce Walton
Bad Medicine
by Robert Sheckley
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell

See more popular titles from this genre.