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Temple Trouble

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I'll bet you did not know that our little earth is not limited to the single time line on which we happen to exist. That's right; There are actually thousands, no many millions of parallel times, each existing alongside all the rest, using the same real estate, but following their own path. Some extremely primitive, some very advanced, but all blissfully unaware of the others. Of course this does not affect us at all, unless ... unless one of these time lines discovers the existence of the others and then a way to move easily back and forth from one to the other. Then a few problems might happen. Well, it has happened and the ParaPolice are kept busy sorting out things like what happened here on an earth time line where Yat-Zur, the 6 armed god, battles Muz-Azin, the Crocodile god ...

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This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction, April, 1951. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the copyright on this publication was renewed.

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TEMPLE TROUBLE

BY H. BEAM PIPER

Miracles to order was a fine way for the paratimers to get mining concessions but Nature can sometimes pull counter miracles. And so can men, for that matter....

Illustrated by Rogers

Through a haze of incense and altar smoke, Yat Zar looked down from his golden throne at the end of the dusky, many pillared temple. Yat Zar was an idol, of gigantic size and extraordinarily good workmanship; he had three eyes, made of turquoises as big as doorknobs, and six arms. In his three right hands, from top to bottom, he held a sword with a flame shaped blade, a jeweled object of vaguely phallic appearance, and, by the ears, a rabbit... Continue reading book >>


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Reviewer: - August 31, 2015
Subject: enjoyed
Nice twist on a theme


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