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3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It's not always "The Truth shall set you free!" Sometimes it's "Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!" And that can be dangerous!
ebook, 18 pages
Published 1955
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Jillian
Jun 21, 2010 Jillian rated it liked it
A short, simple, and clever story about a girl discovering the truth about her world and the misguided adults who rule it from afar. A sort of cautionary tale for adults who shelter their children and ignore their insights.
Katelyn Shaver
I picked up "The Guardians" on a whim and did not know what to expect; however, once I started reading I was pleasantly surprised. Although this was a short Sci-fi story it was well woven and thought provoking with an interesting main character as a bonus. I think the writer did a good job of developing the thought processes of the protagonist and of relaying them to us, the readers. I especially enjoyed the subtle streak of satire which was highlighted by the protagonist at the climax of the st ...more
Denise
Mar 18, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, ya
The reader learns in the first paragraph that Myrna Brill has not believed in the usual taboos or even in the Earth-god for a while now. After she found an astronomy textbook in the forbidden Old Village, she learned that paradise of green river valleys she and the other children grew up and have known as earth is really called Rythar. She also learned that it is not flat and fixed, but that it spins in a black void.

She would not have been exploring the old city except when she was 14, Myrna as
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Portia S
Jan 05, 2015 Portia S rated it really liked it
Pretty interesting sci-fi story where a girl Myrna lives with a population of teenagers. There is a computer that sort of answers all their questions, however, there is nothing on the topic of astronomy, which is something Myrna has learnt about through a book. She wants to know what lies beyond the clouds above her and sneaks aboard a departing cargo canister to find out.
Denise
Sep 28, 2011 Denise rated it it was amazing
Free LibriVox recording. This story was in a science fiction bundle. Good voice actor, excellent short story.
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