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A Specter is Haunting Texas Characters ↠ 109 Â [PDF / Epub] ☆ A Specter is Haunting Texas Author Fritz Leiber – Horticulturetrader.co.uk A Spectre is Haunting Texas is a Fritz Leiber novel 1st appearing as a book in 1969 originally published as a 3 part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in July August and September 1968 ScuA Spectre is is Haunting PDFEPUB #195 Haunting Texas is a Fritz Leiber novel st appearing as a book in originally published as a part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in July August and September Scully Christopher Crockett La Cruz is an actor fortune seeker adventurer from the isolated orbital technocratic democracies of Circumluna the Bubbles Congeries He lands in what A Specter PDF or he believes to be Canada to reclaim family mining interests He discovers Canada is now N Texas what remains of civilization in N America is ruled by primitive backslapping bigger t. Back in 1973 the parents having just divorced and me home from college for the summer I decided to get my eight years younger brother out of Chicago and away from our depressed father for a few months by bundling him off with me and my friend Martin to the family cottage in Michigan I got enough work as a gardener for a couple of wealthy couples down the beach to pay the bills by working twenty hours a week and the three of us settled down to a season of sun sand and sun and sandLife in the country without television stereo and the modern conveniences got boring Brother Fin found a few friends and would be gone all day Martin and I would punctuate the idiocy of rural life Marx with rides through the area in his white Galaxy 500 checking out the sights looking for bookstoresOn the road from Sawyer to Three Oaks Michigan we found a bookstore of a sort owned by an engaging old fellow who made his living in retirement by selling books mostly through the mail His home had been a farm There was what might have once been a garage out front This was his money maker books about Lincoln and related subjects Out back there was the barn another much larger book storage area which filled the soul with awe and admiration We being poor and his prices being steep I bought this edition of A Spectre out of politeness and because lacking its dustjacket it was unusually cheapThe book a political satire is mildly amusing though it would probably seem dated now since the references are to the early and mid sixties to LBJ and Goldwater Watergate hearings were going on then Leiber's satire was too mildOur host the bookseller however was a fascinating guy His personal intellectual interest was in millenarian cults of the Midwest such as those House of David remnants up in Benton Harbor My own interest in the history of the American Left was tangent so we spent delightful afternoons chatting on his front porch I impressed that a farmer knew so much he probably impressed to discover that not all city longhairs were ignorantThe old guy and his paradise of books are gone now

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Han life anti intellectual good ole boys convinced of their own moral superiority In the tortured version of history known to the giant hormone boosted Anglo Saxon inhabitants who rule a Specter is Haunting PDF #206 diminutive Mexican underclass the original Texas had secretly ruled the pre nuclear war USA since Of it was never given out to the general public in the states who never had no brains or guts nohow flustered easy that this assumption of leadership was annexation but it was always known to the Speaker of the House the senators who counted in Washington t. Late 60's post apocalyptic political satire After WWIII and the atomic fireworks Texas controls most of the North American continent except for the east coat and the west caost Texas survived relatively unscathed due a vast network of fallout shelters Then there's the hormone which the Texans use to grow 8ft tall Oh yeah the Texans have turned the Mexicans into midgets and cyborgs but only during the day to do work At night without their cyborg yokes they can't remember anything that happens during the day Pot is legal The main character in the story is Crockette Scully La Cruz An actor He comes from the Cislunar space colony called the Sack because it's a null gee environment Scully is a thin also 8ft tall with no muscles to speak of adapted to zero gee He arrives on earth clad in an exoskeleton to allow him to operate on high gravity earth Scully hopes to sell family help mining claims in what was Yellowknife Canada to get funds for his acting troupe back on CisLuna He gets mixed up in Texas political intrigue a Mexican insurrection at least 2 women mining and Russians; who due to the hormone remember the hormone actually look like bears Hadn't read Leiber in a long time Took awhile to get into it but after a delayed hook the book turned into an entertaining read A bit short on science fictiony contrivance but long on observations of the human condition and the Texas condition as well as veiled political commentary on late 60's America At least we didn't start WWIII back then I hope we don't during the next 4 years

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A Specter is Haunting TexasHat secretest treaty Texas was bossWith the coming of the rd World War the atomization of Washington New York San Francisco so forth secrecy became unnecessary Texas escaped the USA's nuclear destruction because of the foresight of Lyndon I An emormous bunker known as the Houston Carlsbad Caverns Denver Kansas City Little Rock Pentagram now referred to simply as the Texas Bunker had saved the heartland during a war that destroyed the American coasts Europe Russia China Africa Texas then conuered the rest of the continent tho Hawaii Cuba remain stubbornly unconuered. A fun satire with goofy characters and laughable societies in space and on Earth Light reading and dated but fun