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This is a survivalist story describing the struggle of one man to survive in an alternate universe along with his family. Blasted into the alternate universe by a nuclear holocaust, Hugh Farnham attempts to rebuild. But in this reality, white people are treated as slaves working for dark-skinned masters. Having lived as a free man, Hugh does not adapt well to this reality and strives desperately to free himself and his family. Heinlein used this plot line to warn of nuclear war, to describe the foolishness of racism and to preach a little about the rights of free men.
This is the story of the foundation Franklin, an ocean salvage vessel that operated during the 1930s and 40s. Here we see fires, collisions, groundings and fires. Here we meet the heroic men who battle the sea at it's worst. If you like true action adventures, you'll like this book.
It all begins with the fan-dancer's "costume" - what there is of it.
Parker is quickly running out of money and so Parker and a friend travel to a small city to try and pick up some additional money which he had been owed from previous years. However it is no longer there and discovers that is has been used for a cartel. So desperate for cash the two decide to rob some operations, however this quickly backfires leaving Grofield-- Parker's friend-- being shot by the opposition. Parker gathers all his friends who are willing to help and in one night they all complete several jobs as well as a large attack on the cartel headquarters.
Andrew Martin is more than the average robot and when he is brought home to the Martin' s home he quickly shows how he has additional skills to what the normal 'Android' had . He develops amazing skills allowing him to create the most beautifully hand made clocks, as well as other artistic features mainly all from wood. He wins freedom and legal rights and wishing his positronic brain could be replaced - he applies to the World court to be counted as a human in all respects.
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: The dates of the birth and death of Tacitus are uncertain, but it is probable that he was born about 54 A. D. and died after 117.
The first play professionally performed in the United States The Contrast by Royall Tyler A Comedy WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THOMAS J. McKEE
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