By Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams

Child Is 3 is the 6th quantity within the sequence dedicated to the whole works of 1 of technological know-how fiction's titans. Like others within the sequence, this one comprises vast notes and historical past info on every one tale via editor Paul Williams. The early Fifties, in which this fabric used to be written, was once the start of Sturgeon's maximum artistic interval. The name tale for this assortment used to be later elevated into the overseas fable Award profitable novel greater than Human. Sturgeon's whimsical, sardonic humorousness lifts his determine of the mundane realm of style technological know-how fiction. This wide-ranging assortment exhibits accurately why he has been stated as a major effect through authors as assorted as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Carl Sagan.

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Frank promised that his door would always be open to students. And if they needed an article written for The Daily Texan (the student newspaper) about Texas' folklore or current events, they could call on him. Page 62 Page 63 6 Last Roundup for an Old Cowboy In the evenings, Frank continued to sit in the backyard with his old university friends. He still loved hearing Roy Bedichek talk. Bedichek was the oldest of his group of friends and the most learned man Dobie had ever known. Driving anywhere with Bedichek would take twice as long as driving with anyone else.

Grandpa Dubose was Alice's justice of the peace and quite an Old West character. He had fought in the Civil War, driven wild horses, herded cattle, and even operated a stagecoach. He wore an old, broad-rimmed hat like the one settlers wore on the frontier. That hat was the last thing Grandpa Dubose took off before going to bed at night, after removing his vest, shirt, pants, shoes, and socks. Grandma Dubose possessed a good education and had plenty of books for Frank and Fanny to read. She grew wild flowers and grasses all mixed together Mexican-style in front of her house.

They had seemed as common as cactus once. Now they were as rare as horned lizards. In fact, they were just about gone. One day Frank's mother died, and all that was left of the old family ranch in Live Oak County was sold to Houston investors. Page 71 Page 72 Frank closed his eyes. In his mind, he was eleven again, riding home on his horse, Buck. The land was quiet. There were no cars in that part of the world. They had hardly been invented. There were no cities around. Just miles and miles of brush and mesquite, cactus and rock, and isolation so complete it was spooky.

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