Savior of Moons: A Collection of Science Fiction by Alan E. Nourse (Three novels and ten short stories in one volume!)
NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader, Amazon Desktop Reader, and your iPod/iPad e-book reader.'Savior of Moons' is a comprehensive collection of three novels and ten short stories... show more
NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader, Amazon Desktop Reader, and your iPod/iPad e-book reader.'Savior of Moons' is a comprehensive collection of three novels and ten short stories written by acclaimed science fiction author Alan E. Nourse.Robert A. Heinlein dedicated his 1964 novel Farnham's Freehold to Nourse. Heinlein in part dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Nourse's wife Ann. Nourse's novel 'The Bladerunner' lent its name to the 1982 American sci-fi film, 'Blade Runner,' directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young.Included in this volume:- Gold in the Sky (novel): Meet Greg Hunter. Test pilot--happy only when his life hung in the balance. Tom Hunter. A pioneer--his frontier was hidden in test tubes. Johnny Coombs. A prospector--he returned from the asteroids too soon. Merrill Tawney. An industrialist--he sought plunder even beyond the stars. Major Briarton. A government man--his creed was law and order. Solid, but well-written pulp fiction story full of suspense and adventure.- Star Surgeon (novel): Born on a planet of a distant star, Dal Timgar is the first alien to attempt to become a qualified physician of Hospital Earth. Just like military SF caters to the potential soldier, this story evokes fascination for the medical profession, quite successfully. Interesting plot about problems of a medical team growing together under pressure are coming up.- The Dark Door (novel): Persecution is far safer for Harry Scott than facing what he really found out. Now he has to make his delusions less safe than the truth…- An Ounce of Cure: Wheatley had been palpitating for five days straight at the prospect of coming here. "I know it's silly," he said. "But I've been having a pain in my toe…"- Circus: A man from a parallel universe comes to Earth…- Image of the Gods: They stroked their pointed chins as they sat and watched and listened with their pointed ears lifted alertly, watching with soft gray eyes. No one knew what they would do next...- Letter of the Law: The place was dark and damp, and smelled like moldy leaves. Meyerhoff followed the huge, bear-like Altairian guard down the slippery flagstones of the corridor, sniffing the dead, musty air with distaste. He drew his carefully tailored Terran-styled jacket closer about his shoulders, shivering as his eyes avoided the black, yawning cell-holes they were passing...- Meeting of the Board: It was going to be a bad day. As he pushed his way nervously through the crowds toward the Exit Strip, Walter Towne turned the dismal prospect over and over in his mind...- My Friend Bobby: My name is Jimmy and I am five years old, and my friend Bobby is five years old too but he says he thinks he's really more than five years old because he's already grown up and I'm just a little boy...- PRoblem: Sometimes it's hard to find just the right PR spin...- Second Sight: The following excerpts from Amy Ballantine's journal have never actually been written down at any time before. Her account of impressions and events has been kept in organized fashion in her mind for at least nine years--even she is not certain when she started…- The Coffin Cure: Dr. Coffin's cure for the common cold. Is it worth it? This story is notable for being presented as an episode on the radio show, X-Minus One.- The Link: It was nearly sundown when Ravdin eased the ship down into the last slow arc toward the Earth's surface. Stretching his arms and legs, he tried to relax and ease the tension in his tired muscles. Carefully, he tightened the seat belt for landing; below him he could see the vast, tangled expanse of Jungle-land spreading out to the horizon...These are well-written, thrilling stories--a must-have for classic sci-fi fans!