By the time I got to the office, I was jittery as a new bride. The day started out all wrong. I woke up weak and washed out. I was pathetic when I worked out with the weights—they felt as heavy as the Pyramids. And when I walked from the subway to the building where Mike Renner and I have our offices, an obvious telepath tailed me all the way. I was ready for a scrap. St. Francis himself would have irritated the hell out of me, and I'd have gone speechless with rage at the mere sight of sweet...
Maurice Nicoll, born at the Manse in Kelso, Scotland was the son of
William Robertson Nicoll, a preacher of the Free Church of Scotland. He
studied Science at Cambridge, before going on to St. Bartholomew's Hospital,
and in Vienna, Berlin and Zurich where he became a colleague of
Carl Gustav Jung. Jung's psychological relevations and his work with
Jung during this period left a lasting influence on young Maurice. After
his Army Medical Service in the 1914 War in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia
he returned to England to become a psychiatrist.
Randall Garrett (December 16, 1927 - December 31, 1987) was an
American science fiction and fantasy author. He was a prolific contributor
to Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and
1960s. He instructed Robert Silverberg in the techniques of selling large
quantities of action-adventure sf, and collaborated with him on two novels
about Earth bringing civilization to an alien planet.