Trail Mix: Amoeba

      Piers Anthony
Trail Mix: Amoeba

Follow Tod Timmonds as he leaves his mundane life behind and embarks on a remarkable trail of adventure and uncertainly.  As Tod navigates the trail he encounters a mix of creatures from alternate realities, periods in time, and different planets.  There are qualities previously hidden in Tod that he must quickly realize to have a chance to survive even one day on his new path.  In short order Tod must differentiate friends from foes, lust from love, and fantasy from reality in order to save the one thing that connects us all before it is too late!


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    Runaway

      Joseph Samachson
Runaway

Runaway is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Joseph Samachson is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Joseph Samachson then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    This One Problem

      M. C. Pease
This One Problem

This One Problem is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by M. C. Pease is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of M. C. Pease then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    First Man

      Clyde Brown
First Man

First Man is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Clyde Brown is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Clyde Brown then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    Lord of the Sea

      M. P. Shiel
Lord of the Sea

Matthew Phipps Shiell – known as M. P. Shiel – was a prolific British writer of West Indian descent. His legal surname remained "Shiell" though he adopted the shorter version as a de facto pen name. He is remembered mostly for supernatural and scientific romances. His work was published as serials, novels, and as short stories. The Purple Cloud (1901; 1929) remains his most famous and often reprinted novel.

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    Telempathy

      Vance Simonds
Telempathy

Telempathy is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Vance Simonds is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Vance Simonds then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

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    The First One

      Herbert D. Kastle
The First One

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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    In the Sargasso Sea

      Thomas A. Janvier
In the Sargasso Sea

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Captain Luke Chilton counted over the five-dollar notes with a greater care than I thought was necessary, considering that there were only ten of them; and cautiously examined each separate one, as though he feared that I might be trying to pay for my passage in bad money. His show of distrust set my back up, and I came near to damning him right out for his impu-dence - until I reflected that a West Coast trader must pretty well divide his time between cheating people and seeing to it that he isn't cheated, and so held my tongue.

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    A Spaceship Named McGuire

      Randall Garrett
A Spaceship Named McGuire

Randall Garrett used to be one of the most appreciated science fiction writers of the 1960's, but his oeuvre is mostly and unjustly forgotten by now, even though most of his works, including this short story, are ingeniously written, extremely well-plotted and intriguing. A Spaceship Named McGuire tackles one of the problems most frequently discussed in science fiction: can a machine become endowed with personality and reason? Can it have a will of its own? Garrett's answer is apparently yes - the "title character" of the story is a state-of-the-art robot spaceship that goes crazy before even being properly put to work. The manufacturer hires an ingenious private detective, Daniel Oak to investigate and to find out whether it was sabotage that made the attempts to create a functional robot spaceship fail. What he finds out eventually is surprising for everyone, but the discovery comes only after lots of adventures and dangerous situations that Oak manages to solve marvelously. A Spaceship Named McGuire is an example of Garrett's writing at its best. Though many have criticized the story for ending in an abrupt manner, stopping right where it should begin, no critic can deny the merits of the novella in terms of character development, writing style and the succession of events. Humor at the level of words just as delicious as at the level of story weaving - puns and other types of word play are also at home in Garrett's universe. Randall Garret was a larger-than-life figure, a womanizer never afraid to engage in a fight and some of his characters, including detective Oak resemble him a lot, especially when it comes to conquering women, fights and bravado. The novella was written in the 1960's, a period of political turmoil and important scientific achievements, and the story grasps the spirit of the times in every aspect.

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