By John Birmingham
A wonderful tale within the The Disappearence trilogy. A "What if" tale of the chilly War… a small piece of trade historical past of the interval advised through a biography of 1 of its gamers, Lieutenant department McKinnon, an adventurer in a special post-WWII international of yank isolationism.
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One school claimed that they were retrograde human mutations, another theory was that they were a kind of advanced monkey. A third faction argued that they were a totally separate species. Certainly they looked like some intermediate stage between man and ape, with their stooped gait, long arms, low foreheads and coarse, reddish brown body hair. They were stupid, there was no denying that, but it was a placid, amiable stupidity. Despite this, there was still a particular type of individual who took an unpleasant delight in tormenting the boohooms.
Again it was the wrong remark. R'Ayla didn't answer. When the silence had continued for some minutes, Phaid knew he ought to do something to restore the previous friendly atmosphere. With only a single covert glance at Clo-e the android, he moved closer to R'Ayla and put his arm around her. She didn't respond. She still appeared to be lost in her own thoughts. Suddenly she turned her head and looked at him. ' Phaid held her closer to him. 'How should I know? I'm a gambler. I think about now, not what has happened or what's going to happen.
Henk fancied himself as a bigtime gambler, but, in Phaid's opinion, he simply didn't have the touch. The best he could ever be was a third-rate cardsharp, no matter how many delusions of grandeur he carried around with him. Henk scuttled into the fountain, carefully looking around as though he expected someone to be following him. Despite all his caution, however, he failed to spot Phaid sitting in the shadows. He went up to one of the waiters and started talking to him in a low voice. Whatever Henk was saying, it didn't make the waiter too happy.
A Captain of the Gate (The Disappearence) by John Birmingham