Inverted World by Christopher Priest

By Christopher Priest

Town is winched alongside tracks via a devastated land choked with opposed tribes. Rails has to be freshly laid sooner than town and thoroughly got rid of in its wake. Rivers and mountains current approximately insurmountable demanding situations to the ingenuity of the city’s engineers. but when the town doesn't flow, it is going to fall farther and farther in the back of the “optimum” into the crushing gravitational box that has reworked lifestyles in the world. the one substitute to growth is death.
The mystery directorate that governs town makes certain that its population comprehend not anything of this. Raised in universal in crèches, nurtured on man made foodstuff, avoided specially from venturing outdoor the closed circuit of the town, they're rigorously sheltered from the dire prerequisites that experience come to outline human lifestyles. And but town is in quandary. the folk are becoming restive, the inhabitants is dwindling, and the rulers understand that, for all their efforts, slowly yet absolutely the town is slipping ever farther in the back of the optimum.
Helward Mann is a member of the city’s elite. higher than a person, he understands how tenuous is the city’s persevered life. however the world—he is set to discover—is infinitely stranger than the unusual global he believes he is aware so good.

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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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