Life in the West (The Squire Quartet, Book 1) by Brian W. Aldiss

By Brian W. Aldiss

Thomas C. Squire, writer of the hit documentary sequence Frankenstein one of the Arts, one-time undercover agent and founding father of the Society for renowned aesthetics, is attending a global media symposium in Sicily. it's right here that he turns into concerned with beautiful, yet calculating Selina Ajdina. along the drama of the convention is the tale of Squire's inner most life—the story of his infidelity, the scary conditions surrounding his father's dying and the threatened way forward for his ancestral domestic in England.

Selected via Anthony Burgess as one of many ninety nine most sensible novels when you consider that 1939.

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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.

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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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