Alien Harvest (Aliens) by Robert Sheckley (Adapter) Jerry Prosser

By Robert Sheckley (Adapter) Jerry Prosser

This time the people are taking the offensive! Stan Myakovsky is a once-famous scientist fallen on tough occasions. Now he dodges spaceship repo males and desires of the marketability of his cybernetic ant. Then a lady named Julie Lish walks into his existence. She is gorgeous, mysterious, and completely amoral. She is usually expert within the arts of thievery and Oriental self-defense. what is extra, she has a plan so outrageous there can be one likelihood in one million to drag it off.Together Stan and Julie turn into the main not going pair of pirates within the universe. With a hijacked spaceship and a team of hardcase misfits, they're trying to find the last word pot of gold on the finish of a bloody intergalactic rainbow: royal jelly from an alien hive. the one challenge is that the fortune lies at the universe's such a lot godforsaken planet. And after they get their palms on it, the'll need to struggle their well past the extraterrestrial beings to get off the planet alive.

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Not that she had expected anything more. She was responsible for herself. And June was already in motion as the thing came at her. Her long legs, clad in skintight black plastic, pumped smoothly as she sprinted down the central aisle of the Dolomite’s great central cargo hold. The creature, three times her height, colored an unremitting black, with jaws filled with long closely packed fanglike teeth, came after her. Feeling herself being oyertaken, Julie dodged and swerved around the faintly delineated center line of the hold.

Red Badger knew he was being challenged, knew that Big Ed had been waiting for this moment a long time, yet he also knew that Big Ed had picked him figuring he was the easiest guy on the Alpha list to intimidate. Badger already knew what he was going to do about it. He was known as Red Badger because of his shock of coarse red hair. He had the light, easily sunburned skin that went with red hair, and narrow blue-green eyes that blinked at you from behind sandy eyelashes. He was a big man, heavy in the chest.

The lights were low, leaving the place in an eternal twilight The only sound Stan heard was the occasional short click of a circuit breaker. The men lay in rows in what looked like large coffins with glass tops. Pipes and electrical lines connected all of the coffins and ran to power boxes on the walls. All this maze of equipment was run through instruments that measured output and indicated sudden anomalous changes, checking for heart rate, respiration, and for the electrical brain activity. Every hour, samples were taken of the sleepers’ blood and stomach contents.

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