The Syndic

The Syndic

C. M. Kornbluth

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

The Syndic operated as a sort of gigantic protective league in what had once been the states east of the Mississippi. Humanity had never had it so good; there was plenty of money, and people were expected to have fun with it. Moral inhibitions had gone the way of the horse: most girls were delightfully amenable, and polo was played in jeeps with 50-caliber machine guns. The hopelessly corrupt old North American Government had been driven literally into the sea but made occasional piratical forays onto the mainland from bases on the islands and coastal fringes of a ruined and savage Europe. West of the Mississippi lay Mob Territory, and in spite of treaties and frequent state visits, it was known that the Mobsters coveted the produtivity and complacency that marked life under The Syndic. Fat, happy, and hedonistic, The Syndic was unprepared to face the realities of impending warfare with the Government, and when a wave of assassinations broke out in New York, it was belatedly decided to take action. Young Charles Orsino, polo-playing scion of one of the ruling families, volunteered for a spying assignment. Here begins one of the most fantastic adventures ever to involve brain washing, witchcraft, and murder in a plot that ranges from Druidical rites to old-fashioned twenty-first-century romance.
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The Adventurer

The Adventurer

C. M. Kornbluth

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

EIGHT WORLDS OF C.M. KORNBLUTH assembles 8 classic science fiction stories: "The Cosmic Expense Account," "The Adventurer," "The Altar at Midnight," "The Marching Morons," "The Little Black Bag," "Theory of Rocketry," "Make Mine Mars," and "Time Bum." Introduction and bibliography by Bud Webster. A terrific introduction to this Golden Age science fiction author.
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The Altar at Midnight

The Altar at Midnight

C. M. Kornbluth

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

The Altar at Midnight is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by C. M. (Cyril M.) Kornbluth is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of C. M. (Cyril M.) Kornbluth then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The 34th Golden Age of Science Fiction: C.M. Kornbluth

The 34th Golden Age of Science Fiction: C.M. Kornbluth

C. M. Kornbluth

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923–1958) was an American science fiction author and a notable member of the Futurians. He wrote prolifically during his short lifetime, and produced a remarkable body of work. The volume is the largest ebook collection of his work ever assembled. It includes:TIME BUMTAKEOFFTHE SYNDICTHE ALTAR AT MIDNIGHTCRISIS!THE GOLDEN ROADKAZAM COLLECTSTHE LUCKIEST MAN IN DENVMAKE MINE MARSTHE MARCHING MORONSTHE REVERSIBLE REVOLUTIONSSHARK SHIPTHE ADVENTURERWITH THESE HANDSTHE WORDS OF GURUTHE NAKED STORMTHIRTEEN O'CLOCKTHE CITY IN THE SOFATHE ROCKET OFWHAT SORGHUM SAYSIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction — and much, much more!
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Wolfbane

Wolfbane

C. M. Kornbluth

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories

"WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT MORE, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT!It was enough to curdle the blood. Haendl was proposing to fight—against the invulnerable, the almost godlike Pyramids!Haendl stood up. "Tropile, that's what this is all about!" He gestured around him. "Guns, tanks, airplanes—it's going to be us against them. Never mind the Sheep; they don't count. It's going to be Pyramids and Wolves, and the Pyramids won't win. And then—"He was glowing, and the fever was contagious. Tropile felt his own blood begin to pound. Haendl hadn't finished his "and then—", but he didn't have to. It was obvious. And then the Earth would go back to its own solar system, and an end to the five-year cycle of frost and hunger.And then the Wolves would rule a world worth ruling.This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.
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