Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Blue Tower

Cover image for

Download


Author: Evelyn E. Smith
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,171 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,518
Added to site: 2007.10.21
mnybks.net#: 18640
Origin: gutenberg.org

As the vastly advanced guardians of mankind, the Belphins knew how to make a lesson stick--but whom?

Show Excerpt

wandering abroad. Most would be lying on sun-kissed white beaches or in sun-drenched parks, or, for those who did not fancy being either kissed or drenched by the sun, basking in the comfort of their own air-conditioned villas.

Some would, like Ludovick, be writing poems; others composing symphonies; still others painting pictures. Those who were without creative talent or the inclination to indulge it would be relaxing their well-kept golden bodies in whatever surroundings they had chosen to spend this particular one of the perfect days that stretched in an unbroken line before every member of the human race from the cradle to the crematorium.

Only the Belphins were much in evidence. Only the Belphins had duties to perform. Only the Belphins worked.

Ludovick stretched his own well-kept golden body and rejoiced in the knowing that he was a man and not a Belphin. Immediately afterward, he was sorry for the heartless thought. Didn't the Belphins work only to serve humanity? How ungrateful, then, it was to gloat over them! Besides, he comforted himsel

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2013.02.05
Sardo Weems
****.

The Belphins came from space, resolved the Earth's problems and brought peace and plenty--so they said. It was so long ago some people doubted everything except that the Belphins were in charge, and they wanted to change that. This is the story of a conspiracy.

Good plotting and characterizations.

2011.12.19
Jeff Watson
****.

For a short story it was very good. Good development of characters as well for the time given. The "aliens" well described. Worth the 30 minuets to read.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ 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

Magnolia Belle
When Magnolia Belle isn't daydreaming about owning an antebellum steamboat that cruises off into the sunset, she writes fascinating novels. Today we chat about her book T'on Ma, why she picked Magnolia Belle as a pen name and how she lived in a tipi for six months.
Read full interview...