Charley de Milo by Larry M. Harris, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

Charley de Milo by Larry M. Harris, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

by Larry M. Harris, Laurence Janifer


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The rocket was on the way up, but Professor Lightning didn't seem to care. Outside the cooktent Wrout flapped his arms and, on that signal, Seaman started up the big electric band, whooping it up with John Philip Sousa for openers, while all over the midway the lights snapped on, big whites and yellows, reds, greens, purples and dusky violets framing, in a titillating dimness, the front flap of the girlie tent. The outside talkers were busy outside the spectacle tents like Wicks' Hell Drivers, Biggest Auto Show in Fifty States -- outside the grind shows, the eats, the rides: "Here and now, for the fourth part of one single dollar bill, the most amazing . . ." ". . . Terrifying and strange beings from the farthest reaches of the Earth who will exhibit . . ." ". . . Dances learned at the Court of the Sultan, Ay-rab dances right here, right on the inside, for only -- "

And the crowd, filing in, laughed and chattered and shrieked on swooping rides, the Great Crane, the Space Race, the Merry-Go-Round and the Horses, threw down money to win a kewpie doll, a Hawaiian lei, a real life-size imitation scale model of Luna in three real dimensions . . . living it up on the first show, while the rocket climbed on and out, and bubbled excitement in the blood.

Something just awful was about to happen. Something terrible -- or worse. But Professor Lightning still didn't care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463800970
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 07/11/2011
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Laurence M. Janifer (1933 - 2002) was an American science fiction author, with a career spanning over 50 years. Janifer was born in Brooklyn, New York with the surname of Harris, but in 1963 took the original surname of his Polish grandfather. Many of his early stories appeared under the "Larry M. Harris" byline. Though his first published work was a short story in Cosmos magazine in 1953, his career as a writer can be said to have started in 1959 when he began writing for Astounding and Galaxy Science Fiction. He co-wrote the first novel in the "Psi-Power" series: Brain Twister, written with Randall Garrett under the joint pseudonym Mark Phillips. The novel was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960, and published in book form in 1962. Janifer's best known work is the "Survivor" series, comprising five novels and many short stories. The series follows the career of Gerald Knave as he visits (and survives to tell the tale of) planets on the outskirts of the civilized galaxy. In addition to his career as a novelist and short story author, Janifer was an editor for Scott Meredith Literary Agency; editor/managing editor of various detective and science fiction publications; film reviewer for several magazines and a talented pianist.

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