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By Harry Turtledove

A unprecedented novel of another the United States via the writer of The weapons of the South. Can it's known as slavery if the slaves are ape-men, little greater than animals? Slavery had come to this New international in a fashion different from our own--but whilst the Sims learn how to converse, issues develop into extra complex.

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12) ‘Mirror Image’ is a particularly recent science fiction short story I’ve written for the magazines and, unlike the first eleven stories, has not yet had time to be reprinted. One of the reasons for writing it was to appease those readers who were forever asking me for sequels; for one more book involving characters who have appeared in previous books. One of the most frequent requests was that I write a third novel to succeed The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun, both of which dealt with the adventures of the detective, Elijah Baley, and his robot-assistant, R.

A pretty hopeless mess, that. Moore shrugged, rose, and drew himself a glass of water. He swallowed it mechanically, still deep in thought, when an idea struck him. He glanced curiously at the empty cup in his hand. „Say, Mike,“ he said, „what kind of water supply have we? “ Mike’s eyes opened to their fullest extent in an expression of ludicrous surprise. “ asked Moore impatiently. “ He waved his hand in an all-inclusive gesture. He paused, but as Moore’s expression showed nothing but total mystification, he elaborated, „Don’t you see?

He frowned. „Of course we could use the entire corridor as an airlock, with the door to our room as the inner door and this as the outer door, but that would mean the loss of half our air supply. “ He turned to Shea. „ All right, now. The indicator shows that the lock was last used for entrance, so it should be full of air. “ „Here goes,“ and the lever moved one notch. The mechanism had been severely shaken up during the shock of the crash and its former noiseless workings had given way to a harsh, rasping sound, but it was still in commission.

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