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The Brains of Earth/The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph
The Brains of Earth/The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph Author:Jack Vance Includes two complete novels. — The Brains of Earth: The monstrous thing glowed and swam toward them. It bulged now and its myriad capillaries glistened. ?Do you believe what I told you about the gher?? There was a moment?s horrified hesitation. ?Yes, I believe you. There was something?I don?t know what?controlling me. ?I can fight the ghe... more »r,? Burke declared. Tarbert gave a weak laugh. ?And then what? The others again? Which of the two is worse?? Burke looked back into para-cosmos and he could see the orb of the enemy flickering. ?The gher is worse. It?s immeasurably dangerous to the human race.? And so, feeling like an infinitesimal David before a colossal Goliath, Burke started across the void to fight the Brains of Earth.
The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph: Magnus Ridolph didn?t look like an interstellar troubleshooter, at first. He was not tall and muscular, his skin had not been turned to the rugged color of bronze by the hundreds of suns he?d visited, and his voice and manner seemed far too mild for an adventurer. Yet there was a chill hardness in his mild blue eyes that warned of the deceptiveness of his appearance . . . and throughout the galaxy there were men and other beings who could testify to the deadliness that lurked behind those eyes.« less