Thompsons Cat

Thompsons Cat

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by Robert Moore Williams
     
 

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The weird, invisible insect depopulated an entire planet. Now it was felling Thompson's crew as his ship hurtled toward the sun ... certain death for all, including the disease carrier. Forgotten in the panic was Buster, Thompson's wise cat.

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"It's a dead world," Thompson spoke. There was awe in his voice, and in spite of his sure knowledge that…  See more details below

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The weird, invisible insect depopulated an entire planet. Now it was felling Thompson's crew as his ship hurtled toward the sun ... certain death for all, including the disease carrier. Forgotten in the panic was Buster, Thompson's wise cat.

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"It's a dead world," Thompson spoke. There was awe in his voice, and in spite of his sure knowledge that nothing could happen to him or to his crew here on this world, there was also somewhere inside of him the trace of a beginning fear.

Standing beside him on the rooftop of the building, Kurkil spoke in a whisper, asking a question that had been better unasked. "What killed it?"

Thompson stirred fretfully. He hadn't wanted to hear this question, he didn't want to hear it now. His gaze went automatically to the trim lines of the space cruiser resting quietly in the square below the building. His spirits lifted at the sight. That was his ship, he was in charge of this far-flung exploring expedition thrown out from Sol Cluster to the fringes of the universe, thrown out by Earth-sired races beginning their long exploration of the mysteries of space and of the worlds of space. There was pride in the sight of the ship and pride in the thought of belonging to this space-ranging race. Then his gaze went over the deserted city radiating in all directions from them and he was aware again of the touch of fear.
Resolutely he turned the feeling out of his mind, began seeking an answer to Kurkil's question.

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ISBN-13:
9781612101491
Publisher:
eStar Books LLC
Publication date:
12/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
202 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Moore Williams (1907—1977), was an American writer, primarily of science fiction. Pseudonyms included John S Browning, H. H. Hermon, Russell Storm and E. K. Jarvis. His first published story was Zero as a Limit, which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1937, under the pseudonym of "Robert Moore". He was a prolific author throughout his career, by the 1960's he had published over 150 stories.

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Thompson's Cat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok if you like a little cat yarn. Good twist. A bit fated but when you think of when it was written it is amazing what he thought of.