By Robert Charles Wilson
Tom wintry weather proposal the secluded cottage within the Pacific Northwest will be the ideal refuge—a position to nurse the injuries of misplaced love and happiness. yet Tom quickly discovers that his refuge is the portal of a tunnel via time. At one finish is the current. on the different end—New York urban, 1963.
His trip again to the early Nineteen Sixties turns out to provide him the opportunity to begin over in an easier, more secure global. yet he unearths that the tunnel holds a chance some distance more than whatever he left in the back of: a human killing computer escaped from a bleak and brutal destiny, who will do something to guard the key passage that he notion was once his on my own. to maintain his worlds, prior and current, Tom wintry weather needs to face the terrors of an unknown international to come.
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He stepped back slightly, shaking his head. “Never saw such a resemblance. ” “No,” Bart lied flatly. “Aldebaran. ” With undiscourageable friendliness, Tommy stuck out a hand. “Say, that bell means dinner, why don’t we go down together? ” Bart felt warmed and drawn, but sensibly he knew he could not keep up the pretense. Sooner or later, he’d give himself away, use some habitual phrase or gesture Tommy would recognize. Should he take a chance—reveal himself to Tommy and ask him to keep quiet? No.
He caught a glimpse of himself in one of the mirror-ramps, a tall thin strange form in a metallic cloak, head crested with feathery white, and felt overwhelmingly homesick for his own familiar face. He was beginning to feel hungry, and realized that he could not go into an ordinary restaurant without attracting attention. There were refreshment stands all over the spaceport, and he briefly considered getting a snack at one of these. T H E C O L O R S O F S PAC E | 61 No, that was just putting it off.
The needle went into his arm. He felt himself sinking into sleep, and, in sudden panic, realized that he was helpless. The 32 | M AR I O N Z I M M E R B R AD L E Y ship would touch down on three worlds, and on any of them the Lhari might have his description, or his alias! He could be taken off, drugged and unconscious, and might never wake up! He tried to move, to protest, to tell them he was changing his mind, but already he was unable to speak. There was a freezing moment of intense, painful cold.