By Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams
Written among 1955 and 1957, the 15 tales in And Now the scoop ... comprise 5 formerly uncollected tales in addition to 5 famous works, cowritten with style legend Robert Heinlein. Spanning his such a lot artistic interval, those stories convey why Sturgeon gained each technological know-how fiction award given.
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Giacomo Leopardi 40 stepped down because he knew he had arrived, took the box of chocolates and entered the house. Inside, seated on a chair, was a girl embroidering on a hoop. Come in, I’ve been waiting for you, said the girl. She turned and smiled at him, and Giacomo Leopardi recognized her. It was Sylvia. Only now she was completely silver, she had the same appearance as before but she was silver. Sylvia, dear Sylvia, said Leopardi, taking her hands, how nice it is to see you again, but why are you all silver?
And at that moment two winged horses arrived at a gallop, ridden by two women Anton Chekhov knew. They were two actresses, and they were holding a branch of flowering cherry in their hands. The driver hitched the two horses to his Iandau, Anton Chekhov settled into the seat and the carriage 54 took off through the hospital ward, slipped through one of the big windows and soared off into the sky. And while they flew through the clouds they saw the doctor with the wig, who was making peevish gestures and inveighing against them.
He entered the dark inn, lit only by a dim fire, and he sat down at a table. I want mutton and wine, he ordered, and began to wait. The innkeeper’s wife brought him a plate of leftover potatoes and a pitcher of cider. It’s what we’ve got this evening, she said. Cheer up, wayfarer, because the police roam these parts and they’ve finished off all our food. 25 While Villon was eating, an old man came in, his face cov ered by rags. He was a leper, and he was leaning on a walking stick. François Villon looked at him and said nothing.