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The Metrognome and Other Stories. 1990 The Metrognome and Other Stories
by Alan Dean Foster
First Edition 1990.
Del Rey / Ballantine Books.
New York.
ISBN 0345363566.
Paperback.
Cover illustration by Barclay Shaw.
vi+250 pages.
Price: $4.95.

Notes
A collection of short stories.

Includes:

  • Operator Assisted Calls Are Charged at a Higher Rate
  • The Metrognome
  • Thrust
  • Pipe Dream
  • Mother Thunder (aka Thunder Mother)
  • The Chair (with Jane Cozart)
  • The Inheritance
  • Running
  • Unamusing
  • The Thunderer
  • Pleistosport
  • Norg Gleeble Gop
  • Batrachian
  • The Tessellated Tetrahexahedral Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Collectible
Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
FORGET WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE UNIVERSE AND ENTER THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF MASTER STORYTELLER ALAN DEAN FOSTER...

OPERATOR ASSISTED CALLS ARE CHARGED AT A HIGHER RATE
Mr. Parkworthy had a score to settle with the telephone company, and he was a man used to getting his own way. But he should have remembered that it is not polite to be rude to a lady... especially when the lady is Ma Bell.

THE METROGNOME Charlie Dimsdale was only a little man in the company that ran New York City's subways... until some odd little denizens of the city's subterranean tunnels showed him who was really in charge!

THE TESSELATED TETRAHEXAHEDRAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
Country people in America are a fair but mighty independent bunch. So when some government scientists rudely demanded that the Shattucks turn over the UFO that crashed on their Texas ranch, the Shattucks became a bit obstinate. Besides, the shining little spacecraft looked real cute hanging on the barn with the Christmas decorations.
FIRST TIME IN PRINT!

COLLECTIBLE
When young Pearl's life was collapsing around her, she could always find comfort in her extensive collection of dragon memorabilia– but some youngsters are more fragile than others, and dragons can be deadly.

...AND ELEVEN MORE STORIES!

 
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