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Summit

Mack Reynolds

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Almost anything, if it goes on long enough, can be reduced to, first a Routine, and then, to a Tradition. And at the point it is, obviously, Necessary.

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Transcriber's note.

This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction, February, 1960. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

 

 

 

SUMMIT By MACK REYNOLDS Illustrated by Freas

Almost anything, if it goes on long enough, can be reduced to, first a Routine, and then, to a Tradition. And at the point it is, obviously, Necessary.

Two king-sized bands blared martial music, the "Internationale" and the "Star-Spangled Banner," each seemingly trying to drown the other in a Götterdämmerung of acoustics.

Two lines of troops, surfacely differing in uniforms and in weapons, but basically so very the same, so evenly matched, came to attention. A thousand hands slapped a thousand submachine gun stocks.

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Community Reviews

A science fiction short story by Mack Reynolds...more

More cold war stuff. But short.