Omnilingual

Omnilingual

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by H. Beam Piper
     
 

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Show Excerpt naudibly to himself, lifting the page a little at a time and sliding one of the transparent plastic sheets under it, working with minute delicacy. Not the delicacy of the Japanese girl's small hands, moving like the paws of a cat washing her face, but like a steam-hammer cracking a peanut. Field archaeology requires a certain delicacy of touch, too, but

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Show Excerpt naudibly to himself, lifting the page a little at a time and sliding one of the transparent plastic sheets under it, working with minute delicacy. Not the delicacy of the Japanese girl's small hands, moving like the paws of a cat washing her face, but like a steam-hammer cracking a peanut. Field archaeology requires a certain delicacy of touch, too, but Martha watched the pair of them with envious admiration. Then she turned back to her own work, finishing the table of contents.

The next page was the beginning of the first article listed; many of the words were unfamiliar. She had the impression that this must be some kind of scientific or technical journal; that could be because such publications made up the bulk of her own periodical reading. She doubted if it were fiction; the paragraphs had a solid, factual look.

At length, Ivan Fitzgerald gave a short, explosive grunt.

"Ha! Got it!"

She looked up. He had detached the page and was cementing another plastic sheet onto it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300280866
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
10/08/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,229,430
File size:
868 KB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book-or should I say story? It was fairly short (or seemed so). It is about a group of archaeologists on Mars, studying the traces of the long-dead civilization. The main character is trying to unlock the secrets of the Martian language. Even with insults and discouragements from her fellow workers, she keeps trying. Also, many other secrets of the mysterious Martians are discovered. Gives a new outlook from traditional sci-fi.