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They Twinkled Like Jewels

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Jack Crane lay all morning in the vacant lot. Now and then he moved a little to quiet the protest of cramped muscles and stagnant blood, but most of the time he was as motionless as the heap of rags he resembled. Not once did he hear or see a Bohas agent, or, for that matter, anyone. The predawn darkness had hidden his panting flight from the transie jungle, his dodging ac ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published October 21st 2009 by Farmer Press (first published 1954)
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Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
Strange in the superlative degree.
Far from a work at the top of his craft, this story from Farmer leaves so many questions still being asked at the end.

However - it's strange, it manages to be engrossing for the entirety of the short story, and it displays a talent for deception and a twist.
It has been decades since I read any Farmer, but it's like coming home. Back to a weird and wonderful home. Finally, a sci-fi short story that isn't so damn predictable!
April Schultz
This is the first I've ever heard of Philip Jose Farmer. It was good enough to make me want to read something full length of his.
Fixit Man
As with all Farmer's books, this one is just a bit strange.
Slightly dated and quite a short story
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Philip José Farmer was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.

Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series. He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for and reworking of th
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