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Tales from the White Hart Arthur C. Clarke

Tales from the White Hart

Arthur C. Clarke

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ISBN : 9780283979064
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From outside it was simply an ordinary looking London pub, a place youd have to be guided to more than once before you memorized its location, somewhere between Fleet Street & the Embankment. But, if by chance, an insider led you to the WhiteMoreFrom outside it was simply an ordinary looking London pub, a place youd have to be guided to more than once before you memorized its location, somewhere between Fleet Street & the Embankment. But, if by chance, an insider led you to the White Hart on a Wednesday night, you would have found yourself in the midst of a select gathering or writers, editors, scientists & interested layman--drinking, swapping odd bits of information, &, like as not, listening to Harry Purvis memorable stories.A scientist by profession, Harry Purvis has had or heard about some of the most astonishing experiences--like the story of the carnivorous orchid that was used in a murder plot, or the one about the military computer that was converted to pacifism. Theres SILENCE PLEASE, involving a spurned lover & a device that was supposed to destroy sound- & BIG GAME HUNT, in which an ambitious researcher becomes so wrapped up in his latest projest--controlling animal behavior with electrical impulses-- that he overlooks one tiny important detail. Such stories may challenge your powers of logic & strain your imagination. Yet even if you doubt their veracity, theyre guaranteed to provide you with hours of SF reading. Baron Munchausen, step aside.Contains: Silence Please- Big Game Hunt- Patent Pending- Armaments Race- Critical Mass- The Ultimate Melody- The Pacifist- The Next Tenants- Moving Spirit- The Man Who Ploughed the Sea- The Reluctant Orchid- Cold War- What Goes Up- Sleeping Beauty & The Defenestration of Ermintrude