The High Road
|The High Road
A harsh, angry voice was saying: ". . . Eight . . . Seven . . . Six . . ." as if each numeral was a dirty word.
Editorial blether: "Dr. Conway and the Sector General hospital staff are taking a well-earned vacation at the moment so author James White has himself returned to Earth to recount a story of early spaceflight. There is more than one road to a given goal and it depends upon which one you take to get there first." 'Early spaceflight' is painfully correct. I'm afraid that 'The High Road has dated in all the wrong ways.* Jim took the auctorial Low Road, this one (and only) time.
*Unlike, say, Henry Kuttner's Fury (1947). Or, say again, The Secret Visitors (see under Books).
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- NEW WORLDS No 87, October 1959
- New Worlds US Reprint Edition, May 1960
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