By Robert Silverberg
2013 retail epub of a scifi classic
Journeying via house looking for relics from the prior, a motley staff of explorers occurs upon an miraculous discovery
Graduate scholar Tom Rice is extremely joyful to embark on his first deep-space archeological day trip. he's a part of a staff from Earth, venturing out looking for artifacts from a civilization that governed the universe many millennia in the past. referred to as the excessive Ones, the participants of this long-gone society left tantalizing clues approximately their background and tradition scattered all through area. One such clue, a “message cube” containing photos of the traditional ones, is extra attention-grabbing than the entire others mixed. it kind of feels to point that the excessive Ones aren’t extinct after all—and similar to that, Tom Rice’s archeological undertaking has turn into an intergalactic manhunt, one full of ever-increasing threat that may ship the explorers hurtling headlong into the best adventure—and peril—of their lives.
This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author’s own collection.
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And accordingly he went, and soon returned with a large bundle of watercresses, of which I ate greedily. ’ I asked the great Zulu presently, as he sat eyeing me eating. ’ “ ‘Then eat,’ and I pointed to the watercresses. ’ “He stared at the watercresses doubtfully for a while, and at last seized a handful and crammed them into his mouth, crying out as he did so, ‘Oh, why was I born that I should live to 1 Isanusi, witch-finder. 31 feed on green weeds like an ox? ’ At any other time I should have laughed, for it must be admitted he had a ludicrous way of putting things.
Mashune,’ I said at last, ‘where is Hans? ’ I answered. ’ “But though we talked thus, we neither of us liked to hint at what was in both our minds, namely, that misfortunate had overtaken the poor Hottentot. “ ‘Mashune,’ I said at last, ‘go down to the water and bring me of those green herbs that grow there. ’ “ ‘Nay, my father; surely the ghosts are there; they come out of the water at night, and sit upon the banks to dry themselves. ’ “Mashune was, I think, one of the bravest men I ever knew in the daytime, but he had a more than civilized dread of the supernatural.
Presently the oxen, after standing still for a moment, suddenly winded the lion and did what I feared they would do—began to ‘skrek,’ that is, to try and break loose from the trektow to which they were tied, to rush off madly into the wilderness. Lions know of this habit on the part of oxen, which are, I do believe, the most foolish animals under the sun, a sheep being a very Solo54 mon compared to them; and it is by no means uncommon for a lion to get in such a position that a herd or span of oxen may wind him, skrek, break their reims, and rush off into the bush.
Across a Billion Years by Robert Silverberg