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Slow Birds and Other Stories

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They were called slow birds because they flew through the air - at a pace of three feet per minute. Slow birds always kept the same height above the ground and they would bank to avoid substantial buildings, but frailer obstructions they would push on through. No one could keep track of a single slow bird. After each one appeared it would fly onward slowly for any length o ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Victor Gollancz
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Dat-Dangk Vemucci
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Contains three excellent stories, which are strategically placed at the beginning. The remaining bundle are not up to scratch. These are all hampered by an especially "talky" prose, the chief complaint with Watson's work overall. Even these lesser offerings have flourishes of brilliant imagery and ideas.

The best story is the title one. The "Slow Birds" are slow floating objects which teleport in random places and vanish after a short time. Sometimes they explode the surrounding landscape into gl
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EX-LIB. 1ST EDITION COLLECTION OF STORIES.
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