By Charles Sheffield
Known as "the new Arthur C. Clarke" through The Washington publish ebook World and "a scientist with an outstanding literary sense" through The Denver Post, Charles Sheffield has crafted a an exhilarating event a couple of annoyed teenager who simply can't appear to do something right.
Jeff Kopal is inheritor to a robust army family members. He's acquired every thing going for him. other than something: Jeff is a complete screw-ups. His relations has had it. So whilst Jeff blows off his naval front checks he figures his destiny is largely kaput. as a substitute, he's being despatched through the military into deep area to accommodate rebellious cyborgs. How did that happen?
Jeff must discover earlier than it's too overdue. differently, He could develop into the pawn in anyone else's dangerous-and very deadly-game.
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
The Cyborg From Earth (Jupiter, Book 4) by Charles Sheffield