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Book Information: Stone and a Spear, a

Stone and a Spear, a (1950) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Dr. Hamon Dell, the world's foremost biochemist and biological weapons researcher, mysteriously decides one day to give up the deadly and morally questionable duties he carries out, and becomes a truck farmer.

When Dr. Curtis Johnson is given the task of recruiting the brilliant researcher, he realizes that the weapons division of the army is probably deluding itself by imagining that they can persuade the eminent scientist to return.

When he arrives at Dell's farm, several things strike him as extremely odd -- the creepy, unhealthy coloration of the vegetation for instance... sort of a neon green; the massive truck pumping some unknown liquid into the earth under the farm, so heavy that it's wheels sink several inches into the concrete like dust of the road; and most curious of all, the strange, stick thin ancient man that greets them when they arrive, so thin in fact, that his flesh is almost translucent.

In fact, before a single day has passed, Johnson may be a truck farmer himself...

Original title: A Stone and a Spear
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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