Entry to Elsewhen

By John Brunner


- Host Age (1956)
- Lungfish (1957)
- No different Gods yet Me

All 3 tales were thoroughly revised via the writer for the current booklet.

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Something to get him clear of the spot that used to be congruent to the--the platform, the no matter what, of his subject transmitter! And inside lower than a minute he used to be competently got rid of to a different room the place whatever whined and whatever flashed and there has been a prickling within the air and steel fillings in tooth ached on the very fringe of ache. every little thing they can think that will frustrate the operation of a transmitter was once targeted right here; the distance remained reliable for not more than a millisecond at a time. There, they published his bonds and allowed him to face, and he rose to stand the cruel gaze of these who had ambushed him. "Aren't you going to will your self to loss of life? " Clifford demanded. With curious dignity, Borghum shook his head. "That we in basic terms inn to while trapped by way of the Dori'ni. " It was once the notice Famateus had used; the complicated sound was once one of those tongue click on. "But how do you know of that, besides? Did you torture one in every of my males? " Clifford overlooked the gibe. He stated, staking all his hopes in this one sentence, "Where are you from--and while? " Borghum stared at him with frank shock. He stated finally, "I should not have believed that you just have been open-minded adequate to conceive the query. because you are, i'm going to solution it appears that evidently. i used to be born the following on the earth, yet now not until--let me see--what you'll check with as 2620 A. D. " "And did you convey the Plague to us? " "Yes. " "But--but why? " Clifford took part a velocity ahead, scuffling with the urge to rip this dignified stranger limb from limb. "Tell me something first," Borghum stated, observing on the gun Clifford held educated on him. "Is the Plague, as you name it, uncontrolled past this age's skill to get rid of it? " "Yes, rattling you! sure, it truly is! " exceptionally, Borghum secure and gave a wide smile. "My activity is done," he stated easily. "Allow me to introduce myself. i'm Colonel-General Andreas Al-Mutawakil Borghum, and i've the dignity to be the commanding officer of the Corps of Temporal Adjustment of the military of guy. " there has been an speedy of shocked silence. Clifford acknowledged foolishly finally, "So that is why... I suggest, i noticed you have been an army man... yet you have not spoke back my query! " "I can achieve this now, for i've got not anything to lose whether you kill me. every thing it used to be attainable for me to lose has already been swept into the abyss of an unrealized destiny. " a couple of beads of sweat glistened on Borghum's excessive brow, yet his voice remained enterprise. "I see that no matter if during this age you don't own the thoughts to construct a question transmitter, you're no less than conscious of the way it could be annoyed. " He nodded on the digital gear that used to be preserving a consistently altering setting within the room. "I am completely satisfied you probably did no longer comprise that during the burglar-alarm approach at Kent's! Otherwise... No, i get sooner than myself. "Bluntly, then: within the age from which i've got lower back we now have validated a series of transmitters linking the various closer stars. we now have greater than a dozen colonies on different planets. Have? can have? No, I may still say had, for via my very own activities i've got replaced the process the historical past which resulted in them.

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