Saturday, March 20, 2010

'Mid Pleasures and Palaces

Given the title of one of the sf works being added to Project Gutenberg today, it is worth repeating that these stories are from a different time with different sensibilities and some aspects of them might be offensive by today's standards.

"'Mid Pleasures and Palaces" by James McKimmey, Jr.

"It was, Kirk thought, like standing in a gully, watching a boulder teeter precariously above you. It might fall at any minute, crushing your life out instantly beneath its weight. Your only possible defenses are your brain and voice—but how do you argue with a boulder which neither sees nor hears?"

"It was a big joke on all concerned. When you look back, the whole thing really began because his father had a sense of humor. Oh, the name fit all right, but can you imagine naming your son...."

"Noble Redman" by J. F. Bone

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