By Harry Harrison

Fifty tales for 50 years!A collection-and celebration-of the paintings of Harry HarrisonFrom his first sale in 1950 on, Harry Harrison has been one of many technology fiction world's artistic dynamos, operating in each subgenre of the sphere, constantly bursting with provocative principles. Parodic one second, critical the following, Harrison has been referred to as by way of Brian Aldiss "one of the few authors able to wearing the previous energy of prior days ahead right into a new epoch."On the celebration of his 50th anniversary as a certified author, Harrison has accumulated jointly fifty of his most sensible stories-one for every year-along with huge notes and introductory fabric. 50 in 50 is instantly a memoir, a compendium of an attractive physique of labor, and a glance on the heritage of technological know-how fiction within the moment half the twentieth century.

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One: The beacon was repaired. Two: The door was sealed, so there should be no more sabotage, accidental or deliberate. Three: The priest should be satisfied. The water was running again, my eyes had been duly burned out, and they were back in business. Which added up to— Four: The fact that they would probably let another repairman in, under the same conditions, if the beacon conked out again. At least I had done nothing, like butchering a few of them, that would make them antagonistic toward future ancestral messengers.

Our operating controls are in there. Before we leave we put the plug back and it seals itself into place. " "Am I being dense or is it the gravity? " Aldo was patient. "This MT screen is the whole reason for this expedition. Getting the MT to work down here is vital to us—but only secondary to the original research. When we get out the technicians will come through and replace all the circuitry with solid-state, block-sealed units—then evacuate. The upper section of the interior of the hull will be progressively weakened by automatic drills.

No wires or wave guides weakened the solidity of the metal hull of the Ball. Instead, areas of differentiation passed through the alloy, chemically and physically the same as the metal around them, yet capable of carrying separate electric impulses. Taken in its entirety, the Ball was a tribute to the expanding knowledge of mankind. Taking the three men to the bottom of Saturn's twenty-thousand-mile-deep atmosphere, it was a sealed prison cell. All of them had been conditioned against claustrophobia, yet still they felt it.

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