About Del Rey: Lester del Rey (Ramon Felipe Alvarez-del Rey) (June 2, 1915 - May 10, 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. According to Lawrence Watt-Evans, his birth name was actually Leonard Knapp. Source: Wikipedia Also available on Feedbooks for Del Rey: • Police Your Planet (1956) • The Sky Is Falling (1954) • Victory (1955) • Badge of Infamy (1957) • Dead Ringer (1956) • No Strings Attached (1954) Copyright: Please read the legal notice included in this e-book and/or check the copyright status in your country. ...
IWAS climbing the steep side of a central Wisconsin hill, holding my bow away from my body for balance, when I first saw the stranger. He sat on a stump at the crest and watched me struggle up. As I drew nearer I panted out a greeting and received his cheerful "Hi" in return. When I finally reached the top, I threw myself on the ground and began catching my breath. He didn't say anything at first, just looked at the bow and the quiver of arrows on my back. Finally he said, "May I look at it?" and reached...
question which every author ought to ask of himself before he sends forth his work, and one which must
occur to every thoughtful reader, is the inquiry, Cui bono?--what justification has one for treating the subject
at all, and why in the particular way which he has chosen? To the pertinency of this question to the present
treatise the author has been deeply sensible, and therefore cannot forbear a few prefatory words of explanation
of his object and method.
Five months out from Earth, we were half-way to Saturn and three-quarters
of the way to murder. At least, I was. I was sick of the feuding, the
worries and the pettiness of the other nineteen aboard. My stomach
heaved at the bad food, the eternal smell of people, and the constant
sound of nagging and complaints. For ten lead pennies, I'd have gotten
out into space and tried walking back to Earth. Sometimes I thought
about doing it without the pennies.
Newborn and infant mortality has been a plague of public health for centuries.
However, during the 1900s, an extraordinary effort began to correct this
disgraceful situation. Especially remarkable have been the accomplishments of
the last 30 years or so. Although many challenges remain, very noticeable
progress has been made relative to some specific causes of death in babies.
In the United States, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) was
one of the main causes of death in premature newborns.