By Keith Laumer
Armchair fiction offers the easiest in vintage technology fiction novels. “A hint of reminiscence” takes you all of the manner from Stonehenge to outer area. while a guy named Legion signed on as a soldier of fortune he didn't count on to finally end up because the grasp of a personal island. Nor did he count on to cower within the historical Druid pits…nor struggle for his lifestyles within the nice corridor at Okk-Hamiloth, on a planet many galaxies away. the writer, Keith Laumer was once one of many technology fiction world’s grasp storytellers. the following he sweeps you thru the a long way reaches of time and the vastness of outer house during this novel of retribution.
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That may be too much for the ship's defenses—and it will sure be too much for us—" "Listen," Foster cut in. A deeper rumble was building in the distance. " Foster called. He was up and running, and I hesitated just long enough to think about trying for the highway and being caught in the open—and then I was running, too. Ahead, Foster stumbled crossing the ground that had been ripped up by the rocket bursts, made it to the ladder, and went up it fast. The growl of the approaching bombers grew, a snarl of deadly hatred.
Well, sir," the publican said, "This here house is a many a hundred year old. It were built by the monks, they say, from the monastery what used to stand nearby here. " "Aye, it would that. " "Very interesting," Foster said. " The publican shook his head. ' " "The tale is," the publican said, "that one day a lay brother of the order were digging about yonder on the plain by the great stones, in search of the Druid's treasure, albeit the Abbot had forbid him to go nigh the heathen ground, and he come on the bones of a man, and being of a kindly turn, he had the thought to give them Christian burial.
I'm no expert on stone-age relics," I said. " I sat down in the single chair before the dusty control console, and watched a red blip creep across the screen. Foster stood behind me. "We owe a debt to that ancient sinner," he said. " I said. " "Look at the symbols on the machines," Foster said. " "All pot-hooks look alike to me," I said. "It's this screen that's got me worried. " "Modern aircraft operate at great heights," Foster said. "Not at this height," I said. "Give me a few more minutes to study these scales…" "There are a number of controls here," Foster said, "obviously intended to activate mechanisms—" "Don't touch 'em," I said.