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Planet No Nightmare

Planet No Nightmare

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The creatures on the little planet were real bafflers. The first puzzler about them was that they died so easily. The second was that they didn't die at all.
The creatures on the little planet were real bafflers. The first puzzler about them was that they died so easily. The second was that they didn't die at all.

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Published by: zhbh on Feb 14, 2010
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THE PLANET WITHNONIGHTMARE
 
Transcriber's Note:This e-text was produced from: Worlds of Science Fiction_ July1961. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S.copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling andtypographical errors have been corrected without note.This book can be given away for free.You may publish it online or offer as a bonus to paid productFor more books please visitwww.ezclever.com
 
 
THE PLANET WITH NO NIGHTMAREIllustrated by WoodBY JIM HARMONThe creatures on the little planet were real bafflers. The first puzzlerabout them was that they died so easily. The second was thatthey didn't die at all.ITension eased away as the spaceship settled down on its metallichaunches and they savored a safe planetfall.Ekstrohm fingered loose the cinches of his deceleration couch. Hesighed. An exploration camp would mean things would be simpler for him.He could hide his problem from the others more easily. Trying to keepsecret what he did alone at night was very difficult under the closeconditions on board a ship in space.Ryan hefted his bulk up and supported it on one elbow. He rubbed hiseyes sleepily with one huge paw. "Ekstrohm, Nogol, you guys okay?""Nothing wrong with me that couldn't be cured," Nogol said. He didn'tsay what would cure him; he had been explaining all during the trip whathe needed to make him feel like himself. His small black eyes dartedinside the olive oval of his face."Ekstrohm?" Ryan insisted."Okay.""Well, let's take a ground-level look at the country around here."The facsiport rolled open on the landscape. A range of bluffs hugged thehorizon, the color of decaying moss. Above them, the sky was the blackof space, or the almost equal black of the winter sky above Minneapolis,seen against neon-lit snow. That cold, empty sky was full of fire and

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