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Winner Lose All (1951) [Short Story]
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Summary :

The unigen was an intelligent creature. Though it was made purely of a substance that was neither matter nor yet energy, it needed energy to survive. It was not evil in any sense of the word, but it was not benign either. It simply was. When one of its nodes senses an abundant outcropping of radiactive minerals on a temperate planet, it streaks toward the food source unaware that a ship full of humans has also chosen the site as a starting point to explore the newly discovered globe.

Their meeting will be life-altering for unigen and man alike.

Original title: Winner Lose All
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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