Tillie by Rog Phillips, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Tillie by Rog Phillips, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

by Rog Phillips

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Overview

"There you are!" Judson Taylor, the eccentric physics prof, pulled a metallic object out of his pocket and laid it on the table between us. The object was a solid chunk of some kind of metal, judging from its bright silver color, about the size and shape of a pocket knife.

I looked at it stupidly and said, "Where are we?"

I am Bill Halley. Some of the adolescent undergraduate brats at this one-horse college have nicknamed me "Comet" and it burns me up every time some pimply-faced baby waves his arm at me and says, "Hiya, Comet." But I smile and don't let them know I don't like it, because if they knew there would be no living with them. Jud is head of the physics department and I am one of the three profs under him. When I first came here last fall he looked at my papers, said "BILL HALLEY?" and since then has treated me with the respect he reserves only for the gods of Physics. Probably assumed I was a direct descendant of the Halley who got his name plastered all over Halley's Comet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606645369
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Roger Phillip Graham (1909 - 1966), born in Spokane, Washington, was an American science fiction writer who was published most often using the name Rog Phillips, but also used other names. Of his other pseudonyms, only Craig Browning is notable in the genre. He is associated most with Amazing Stories and is known best for short fiction. He was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novelette during 1959. Roger Phillip Graham was a man of many names. During his lifetime, reaching to the zenith of his science fiction writing career, he would go on to write using over twenty pseudonyms. His original work, Time Trap, published by Century Pocket Books in 1949 (#116), has been cited as being one of the very first, if not the very first, original science fiction paperback ever printed, because it was the first printed in mass-market rack size. Century Books followed Time Trap by publishing Worlds Within (#124, 1950) and World of If (as by Merit Books, #B-13, 1951). Of some passing interest the Century/Merit Books publishing house was a notorious Chicago Mob operation. Organized crime played and continued to play a major part in publishing during this era, mostly due to its almost complete control of distribution throughout the United States.

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