By Robert Sheckley (Adapter) Jerry Prosser
This time the people are taking the offensive! Stan Myakovsky is a once-famous scientist fallen on not easy occasions. Now he dodges spaceship repo males and goals of the marketability of his cybernetic ant. Then a girl named Julie Lish walks into his lifestyles. She is gorgeous, mysterious, and absolutely amoral. She can be expert within the arts of thievery and Oriental self-defense. what is extra, she has a plan so outrageous there can be one likelihood in one million to drag it off.Together Stan and Julie develop into the main not likely pair of pirates within the universe. With a hijacked spaceship and a workforce of hardcase misfits, they are trying to find the final word pot of gold on the finish of a bloody intergalactic rainbow: royal jelly from an alien hive. the one challenge is that the fortune lies at the universe's such a lot godforsaken planet. And after they get their arms on it, the'll need to struggle their well beyond the extraterrestrial beings to get off the planet alive.
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Smell of frying kelp patties from other apartments overlay the basic odors. There was an overflowing garbage pail, with two cardboard cartons of garbage beside it. For furniture, there was an old wooden kitchen table. Sitting at it in a straight-backed chair was a strongly made, sad-faced, middle-aged man with iron-gray hair. This man looked up as they came in. He seemed startled by what he saw, yet uncaring, as if it didn’t matter what the world threw at him next. There was a small black-and-white TV on the table, and he turned it off.
A hostile holding company had taken over the Dolomite, and their first act had been to dismiss Hoban, who was known for his loyalty to Stan. They accused the captain of various peccadilloes. That was really a laugh, with a man of Hoban’s known probity, but mud sticks when you fling enough of it hard enough, and the licensing board had lifted Hoban’s temporary ticket pending an investigation. The captain had taken it hard. He was reduced in the course of one terrible day from a man who commanded his own little empire to a penniless derelict who couldn’t find any work better than washing dishes.
He’s programmed to follow the rules. ” “Not to worry,” Stan said. ” “Then it’s simple. ” “Yes, sir … But it won’t work, sir. You and I are both proscribed from boarding the Dolomite. There are guards. They’ll read our retinal prints, turn us back…” “No,” Stan said. “They’ll call Gill to make a judgment. ” “But what can Gill do? Androids are very simple-minded, Dr. Myakovsky. They obey orders. ” “Like a dog,” Stan suggested. “Yes, sir. ” “There’s still a chance. ” “That’s right. But it’s been a while since we’ve been together.
Alien Harvest (Aliens) by Robert Sheckley (Adapter) Jerry Prosser