Alternate Gerrolds: An Assortment of Fictitious Lives by David Gerrold

By David Gerrold

David Gerrold takes you on a journey of exchange universes … universes the place Santa Claus isn’t great and the simplest guy is admittedly elected president; the place Ronald Reagan and Gregory Peck command the airplane sporting the 1st atomic bomb and John F. Kennedy stars within the hit exhibit superstar music, the place Franz Kafka doesn’t write fiction and the satan holds academic seminars. advent via Mike Resnick.

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No," I replied. " he asked, tossing the ball again. I wanted no part of it. There would be a good raise, but there would also be a hell of a lot of extra work. "I haven't been here long enough," I said. " He tossed the baseball up in the air and let it thud on the floor. "I know," he said. " I said, knowing Sala would turn it down. He had so many freelance assignments that I wondered why he bothered to keep his job at all. "Not a chance," he replied. " He leaned forward and dropped the baseball on the desk.

Nonetheless, I felt that I knew him well enough so that we did not have to do much talking. From the very beginning I had felt a definite contact with Yeamon, a kind of tenuous understanding that talk is pretty cheap in this league and that a man who knew what he was after had damn little time to find it, much less to sit back and explain himself. Nor did I know anything about Chenault, except that she had undergone a tremendous change since my first sight of her at the airport. She was tan and happy now, not nearly so tense with that nervous energy that had been so obvious when she wore her secretary suit.

Oh no," Yeamon said quickly. " Lotterman was getting shaky. I knew he didn't want to fire Yeamon, because he'd have to give him a month's severance pay. After a pause, he said again: "Yes, Yeamon, I think you'd better resign. " Yeamon laughed. "I'm happy enough. " There was a tense silence. We all waited for Lotterman's next move, amused and a little bewildered by the whole scene. At first it had seemed like just another one of Lotterman's tirades, but Yeamon's maniacal replies had given it a weird and violent flavor.

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