Lallia/Recoil Author:E. C. Tubb Contains two short classic novels. — Lallia: Dumarest had sailed endless leagues in the morass of the sea of stars. Yet nowhere among the infinite worlds upon which he touched did he find what he sought. He was looking for home, for an ancient planet so old that its name had turned to sand trickling down an unreachable hourglass. As long as t... more »here was a chance of reaching for a grain of information, he would continue to ask the same question he had always asked every league of the way. "Tell me," he said. "Have you ever heard of earth?"
Recoil: George stood by the riverbank, his dog at his heels. Growling softly, the shaggy animal pointed rigidly at a crack in the pavement. The boy kneeled beside it, sensing the wrongness. For an instant a picture flashed of tentacles attenuating through all the corridors under the city. Then the hazy mist gathered in strength, writhing and twisting toward him. In the swirling whirlwind, George could see the outline of long, curving claws . . .« less