By Piers Anthony
Alien Plot: a guy of our global is shipped around the limitations of an alien measurement. His job is to infiltrate the local culture--But as soon as there he discovers that an alien plot of floor can develop into home.This brand-new tale leads off a set of 16 stories by way of Piers Anthony--including 11 tales released the following for the 1st time in paperback!Also incorporated is an interesting essay on writers and writing, written with perception, and revealing many aspects of Anthony's notable career.Each tale in Alien Plot has an all-new advent by way of Piers Anthony.
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But would she accept that? He stalled for time by undressing and washing up. It took a while to figure out exactly how the clothing attached, because he had not donned it himself. The robe seemed to hook into the underwrapping so that it would not slide around. It was comfortable enough, just odd. He poured some water into the basin, dipped the sponge into it, and sponged off his body. That worked well. All too soon he was clean. He could stall no more. He reached for his clothes—and they were gone.
His finger and shin still hurt, and the spittle remained on his chin. He wiped it off with his fingers. What possessed the boy to be so obnoxious? They started back along the path, the way they had come. Then there was a scream, coming from the direction they were not following. " Van said. "Oh, darn," Tara agreed. " They reversed course and went around the bend. There was the boy, standing terrified before a monstrous dog. The dog had his teeth locked onto the boy's robe, holding him with one head, while the other head licked its jaws and sniffed the best place to bite first.
A middle-aged woman was there. "Dress him," the Colonel told her. She approached Duff immediately and began to remove his clothing. "Sir—" Duff protested, surprised. " The Colonel flashed a momentary glare that showed that he had indeed had decades of command, and Duff was cowed. He tuned out the woman as well as he could, and listened. "As you know, we have been exploring alternate aspects of reality," the Colonel continued after a pause. Duff hadn't known that, but masked his surprise. The military cult of secrecy was one of the things that had made him yearn for civilian life.
Alien Plot by Piers Anthony