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Conquest Over Time

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Pat Travis, a spacer renowned for his luck, is suddenly quite out of it. His job is to beat his competitors to sign newly-Contacted human races to commercial contracts...

But what can he do when he finds he's on a planet that consults astrology for literally every major decision - and he has arrived on one of the worst-aspected days in history?

Michael Shaara, later to write the Pulitzer-winning novel "The Killer Angels", wrote this story for Fantastic Universe in 1956.

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This etext was produced from Fantastic Universe November 1956. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[ "Now this here planet," he said cautiously, "is whacky in a lot of ways. First of all they call it Mert. Just plain Mert. And they live in houses strictly from Dickens, all carriages, no sewers, narrow streets, stuff like that." But that wasn't all.... Travis, in reaching Diomed III before any others, found himself waging a one man fight against more than this; he was bucking the strangest way of life you have ever heard of! ]

conquest over time

by ... Michael Shaara

What was the startling secret of Diomed III that almost caused Travis to lose his life? And who was Lappy?...

When the radiogram came in it was 10:28 ship's time and old 29 was exactly 3.4 light years away from Diomed III... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 20, 2014
Subject: Conquest over time
Good little story and very well read.

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