By Keith Laumer
Armchair fiction offers the simplest in vintage technology fiction novels. “A hint of reminiscence” takes you all of the manner from Stonehenge to outer area. whilst a guy named Legion signed on as a soldier of fortune he didn't anticipate to finish up because the grasp of a personal island. Nor did he anticipate to cower within the historic Druid pits…nor struggle for his existence within the nice corridor at Okk-Hamiloth, on a planet many galaxies away. the writer, Keith Laumer used to be one of many technological know-how fiction world’s grasp storytellers. the following he sweeps you thru the a long way reaches of time and the vastness of outer area during this novel of retribution.
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The book was written in Foster's hand. "It doesn't make sense," I was saying for the fortieth time. Foster nodded sympathetic agreement. "Why would you write out this junk yourself, and then spend all that time and money trying to have it deciphered? You said experts worked over it and couldn't break it. But," I went on, "you must have known you wrote it; you knew your own handwriting. But on the other hand, you had amnesia before; you had the idea you might have told something about yourself in the book…" I sighed, leaned back and tossed the book over to Foster.
I don't see anything," I said. " Foster started off and I followed, the publican trailing behind. I made out a dim shape, with a deep depression in the earth before it. "This could be the spot," Foster said. "Old graves often sink—" Suddenly he grabbed my arm. " The surface of the ground before us seemed to tremble, then heave. Foster snapped on his flashlight. The earth at the bottom of the hollow rose, cracked open. A boiling mass of luminescence churned, and a globe of light separated itself, rose, bumbling along the face of the weathered stone.
Venture not again on the Eastern continent, but wait, for soon the Northern sailors must come in numbers into this wilderness. Seek out their cleverest metal-workers, and when it may be, devise a shield, and only then return to the pit of the Hunters. ) to the west of the Great Chalk Face, and 1470-parts north from the median line, as I reckon. The stones mark it well with the sign of the Two Worlds. I looked across at Foster. "It goes on then with a blow-by-blow account of dealings with aborigines.
A Trace of Memory by Keith Laumer