Prose Quote #146

The greatest experiment in human history was about to begin!

Four men stood in the metal-lined cabin of the spaceship, their combined attention centered on Berringer's apparatus riveted to one wall. Korth, tall and solemn, stared with a sneer on his hawk-like face. Bradley and Forijay, far younger than the other two, gazed with hypnotic fascination, their faces pale with deep-routed fear.
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Jack Williamson, "The Great Illusion"
(first published Fantasy Magazine, Sept 1936)
reprinted in Spider Island: The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume Four (Haffner Press, June 2002)

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