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Sentry Of The Sky

Evelyn E. Smith

Book Overview: 

There had to be a way for Sub-Archivist Clarey to get up in the world—but this way was right out of the tri-di dramas.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The Damorlanti are a fine, creative, productive race. It isn't generally known, but they developed the op fastener for evening wear, two of the new scents on the roster come from Damorlan, and the snettis is an adaptation of a Damorlant original. Would you want a species as artistic as that to be annihilated by an epidemic?"

"Do our germs work on them?" Clarey wanted to know.

"That hasn't been established yet. But their germs certainly work on us." The general sneezed again. "That's where I got this sinus trouble, last voyage to Damorlan. But you'll be inoculated, of course. Now we know what to watch out for, so you'll be perfectly safe. That is, as far as disease is concerned."

His face assumed a stern, noble aspect. "Naturally, if you're discovered as a spy, we'll have to repudiate you. You must know that from the tri-dis."

"But I haven't said I would go!" Clarey howled. "And I can't see why you'd want me, anyway!"

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Community Reviews

"put on some weight, go to a good tailor and dye your hair". Boy have I heard that before.... And this is what Clarey gets told by the first woman he seems to have ever spoken to... He has no social life, no family, no friends..... SOUNds FamiLiar.......

But things are looking better, he had been off

This is an interesting novel that centers on the misfit. I found it to be a bit predictable and the main character a touch flat. However, it was a novel layered with interesting intellectual themes. It explores the nature of being human, vanity, the nature of power and asks questions about what diff

A very interesting story about a spy sent to an alien planet to study the people there. He becomes a musician, which he never could on earth due to the strange class system that exists on earth. Unfortunately he is run off the planet, losing his wife. That sad ending was not overcome by his success

Really enjoyed this story, upset that it wasn't longer.