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Oomphel in the Sky

Oomphel in the Sky by H. Beam Piper
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Natives of the distant planet of Kwannon believe that their world is about to end, and in preparing for the apocalypse, may be unnecessarily bringing about their own demise. The planetary government can’t overcome its own bureaucracy to help them, and the military is overwhelmed. Can a single newsman change the course of a whole people, and save their world?

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OOMPHEL ... ... IN THE SKY

By H. BEAM PIPER

Transcriber's Note This etext was produced from Analog Science Fact Science Fiction, November 1960. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration]

Since Logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate. And a religious belief is a system of postulates ... so how can a man fight a native superstition with logic? Or anything else...?

Illustrated by Bernklau

Miles Gilbert watched the landscape slide away below him, its quilt of rounded treetops mottled red and orange in the double sunlight and, in shaded places, with the natural yellow of the vegetation of Kwannon... Continue reading book >>


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