ANOTHER ATROCITY

 

U.H.F. Sitting behind his desk in the darkened laboratory, he drew slowly on the gold-tipped cigarette, watching the shadowy figure of a man seated opposite him, his back to the watery light from the aquarium tanks. Half a mile away the edge of the embankment formed a raised horizon, enclosing this world of tanks, water and pumping gear with an almost claustrophobic silence. Simulated newsreels of politicians, film stars and TV celebrities were shown to panels of (a) suburban housewives, (b) terminal paretics, (c) filling station personnel. As the motorcade moved off, Trabert peered through the frosted windshield. An hour later, when she had left him, he saw them talking together by the kiosk of the open-air cinema. The perspectives of the landscape shifted with the changing camber.

B-Movie. The right-angle spiral of a stairwell may remind him of similar biases within the chemistry of the biological kingdom. Patients were provided with assembly kit photographs of sexual partners during intercourse. (3) A 'neural interval' -- a balcony unit on the twenty-seventh floor of the Hilton Hotel, London. Travers stood awkwardly in front of the student volunteers. Carefully, to avoid waking her, he eased his arm from beneath her head. After a few seconds her presence became an unbearable intrusion into the time geometry of the room.

Imago Tapes. '"Fusing Devices" --? Later it was found that unusual objects could be made from them. After several intervals, when he had failed to make a single audible sound, he turned and went back to the helicopter. In the rear seat the textbooks of erotica formed an encyclopedia of postures -- blueprints for her own imminent marriage with a seventh-floor balcony unit of the Hilton Hotel. Travers stopped and pushed Karen to the ground. Travers drew up beside his car.