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The general zapped an angel

Howard Fast

The general zapped an angel

new stories of fantasy and science fiction

by Howard Fast

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fantasy fiction, American.,
  • Science fiction, American.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Howard Fast.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ3.F265 Ge, PS3511.A784 Ge
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5696391M
    LC Control Number70094385

    The earth cracked and the oil flowed down, deep down, and now giant pockets of it are buried there where no drill can reach them. Summary "The General Zapped an Angel was written for fun, and offers me a chance to smile at the absurdity of human existence. But there are oil-shale and gas-shale deposits all over the earth, and if we can use the bomb to supply man with a century of fuel, not to mention the chemical by-products, we may just find a way to dispose of those filthy bombs. Quick read.

    General Shale was selling for two dollars, and I bought four thousand shares. Inhe joined the Communist Party USA and inhe was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities ; in his testimony, he refused to disclose the names of contributors to a fund for a home for orphans of American veterans of the Spanish Civil War one of the contributors was Eleanor Rooseveltand he was given a three-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress. I think I heard once that it was half as old as time, or maybe a Greek fable or something of the sort—but anyway, the mother has one son, who is the joy of her heart and all the rest that a son could be to a mother, and then the son falls in love with or under the spell of a beautiful and wicked woman—very wicked and very beautiful. When his mother died in and his father became unemployed, Howard's youngest brother, Juliuswent to live with relatives, while he and his older brother, Jerome, sold newspapers.

    If you can find it, or get the urge to drop 5 bucks on shipping a 1 dollar book, you won't be disappointed, i think. Fast effectively uses the context of the Red Scare to illustrate the purpose of the "Fifth. Abstractions in language help us classify ideas into groups so that we may generalize or specify parts within a label. He subsequently established the Blue Heron Presswhich allowed him to continue publishing under his own name throughout the period of his blacklisting.


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Closed-circuit television linked us with the hole; and while no one expected the explosion to do any more than jar the earth heavily at the surface, the Atomic Energy Commission specified the precautions we took.

Howard Fast

Always interested in American history, Fast also wrote The Last Frontier about the Cheyenne Indians' attempt to return to their native land, and which inspired the movie Cheyenne Autumn [1] and Freedom Road about the lives of former slaves during Reconstruction.

What does it prove? Fast died in Greenwich, Connecticut in We drill in the right places. In this collection, a Vietnam general shoots down what appears to be an angel, a man sells his soul to the devil for a copy of the next day's Wall Street Journal, and a group of alien beings bestow a mouse with human thought and emotion.

They read basically like twilight zone episodes, as I saw another reviewer point out. Also, by calling it a car, we have differentiated the object from a train or a bike, both being other modes of transportation.

That said, the story "The Wound" definitely resonated with me, and I think it would with anyone concerned about the future habitability of the earth. Inhis refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence.

The General Zapped an Angel

If we could locate oil through geological premise and theory, you and I would both be richer than Getty. The earth tremor would be inconsequential; in spite of the heat, the oil would not ignite, and in spite of the cost of the atom bombs, the savings would be monumental. Its relationship to the government was no different than the relationships of various other companies, and my own process of investment was perfectly straightforward and honorable.

Or was it oil? Actually we will never know; we only saw what we saw, watching it through the closed-circuit TV. My ten thousand dollars became one hundred and thirty thousand, and that doubled again a year later.

Shelves: in-space another freebie on my shelf of old bindings with great cover-art not what is shown - mine is original by Krel Thole. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus, which was adapted into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. I can fit you in for one and a half percent—roughly three quarters of a million—simply for a few weeks of your time, and we will pay all expenses, plus an opinion.

In the new house, Gaffey and his wife came to dinner, and Martha armed herself with two stiff martinis. While hitchhiking and riding railroads around the country to find odd jobs, he wrote his first novel, Two Valleys, published in when he was Will they ever stop the bleeding?

They're pretty heavy handed and didactic. I nearly gave up on the book just a few pages in, when the first story described a war general's animal cruelty while growing up.

In the mids, Fast moved with his family to Teaneck, New Jersey. Then it was quiet. We put in an atom bomb—a bigger bomb than we ever used before—and we blast that fissure open again.

If the hole were plugged properly, there would be no fallout. Inhe was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize.Get this from a library!

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Award Winners Book Club Selections Books by Author Books by Series Coming Soon Kids' Books New Releases Teens' Books This Month's Biggest New Books. atlasbowling.com: HarperCollins Publishers. 'The General Zapped an Angel",first published inis a collection of 8 stories - seven of which had never been previously published.

The exception is the story " The Mouse" which was featured in the November issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science atlasbowling.coms: 4. Dec 30,  · 'The General Zapped an Angel",first published inis a collection of 8 stories - seven of which had never been previously published.

The exception is the story " The Mouse" which was featured in the November issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In this reader's oppinion a science-fiction short story /5(4). The General Zapped an Angel is a collection of nine science fiction and fantasy stories by American writer Howard Fast, published by William Morrow and Company in A paperback edition from Ace Books followed later that year.

The Ace paperback was reissued in Author: Howard Fast.