All Flesh Is Grass by Clifford D. Simak

By Clifford D. Simak

Tensions upward push and terror runs rampant while the citizens of a small city are trapped in the confines in their village via an invasive strength from an alternative dimension

not anything a lot ever occurs in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community—until the day Brad Carter discovers he's not able to depart. It’s not only the approximately bankrupt genuine property agent who’s being held prisoner; some other resident can be being constrained in the town’s barriers via an invisible strength box that can not be breached. As neighborhood tensions quickly achieve verge of collapse, a suite of surprising situations leads Brad to the resource in their captivity, making him humanity’s reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient plant life, and aware about those jailers’ final intentions. yet a few of Millville’s strongest electorate don’t take kindly to Carter’s “collaboration with the enemy,” even lower than the surprising risk of worldwide apocalypse.
 
a long time earlier than Stephen King trapped a complete city in Under the Dome, technological know-how fiction Grand grasp Clifford D. Simak explored the surprising results of communal captivity on an unsuspecting inhabitants. Nominated for the Nebula Award, All Flesh Is Grass is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion tale.

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The bridge personnel continued their climb. In spite of efforts to keep the HEVs together, the Helljumpers came down in a landing zone that stretched approximately three kilometers in diameter. Some of the landings were classic two-point affairs in which the more fortunate Marines were able to jettison their crash cages about fifty meters off the ground, and land like sim soldiers in a training vid. Others were a good deal less graceful, as the skeletal remains of their drop pods smashed against cliffs, dropped into lakes, and in one unfortunate case rolled into a deep ravine.

Rawley looked, saw a Covenant landing craft coming straight toward the bay, braving the heat generated by theAutumn ’s reentry velocity. There was a limited window of opportunity to get off this sinking ship, and the Covenant bastard was right in the way. She swore and released the safety on the Pelican’s 70mm chin gun. The weapon shook the entire ship, punched holes through alien armor, and hit something vital. The enemy vessel shuddered, lost control, and spun into theAutumn ’s hull. “All right,” the wing leader said over the ship-to-ship frequency, “Let’s go down and meet our hosts.

A second alien carried an ignited plasma grenade—the little bastards meant to drop the explosive into his armor. He flexed his shoulders, and shook himself like a dog. Grunts flew in every direction as the Master Chief used short controlled bursts to put them down. He turned toward the lifeboats. ” Cortana urged. ” The Spartan ran, just as the door started to close. A nearby Marine fell while running for the escape craft, and the Chief paused long enough to scoop the soldier up and hurl him into the boat.

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