Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nor Iron Bars a Cage

Today Project Gutenberg adds two novelettes by the prolific Randall Garrett to its collection, including the first of his Harry Potteresque Lord Darcy series, The Eyes Have It. The title of his other story alludes to the first line of the last stanza of Richard Lovelace's poem, To Althea, Form Prison. "Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage"

Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... by Randall Garrett

"Iron bars do not confine a Man—only his body. There are more subtle, and more confining bindings, however...."

The Eyes Have It by Randall Garrett

"In a sense, this is a story of here-and-now. This Earth, this year ... but on a history-line slipped slightly sidewise. A history in which a great man acted differently, and Magic, rather than physical science, was developed...."

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