Slaves of the Klau

Slaves of the Klau

Jack Vance

Language: English

Pages: 85

ISBN: 0340248742

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The story concerns a man who's abducted from Earth, along with an extraterrestrial visitor, during a raid by the slave-taking Klau. The two are taken, along with the other slaves, to one of the Klau planets, an eerie machine-world where the only open space is in the mountains and the sea, where the upper atmosphere is shrouded with industrial fumes, where the single world-city is filled with the cacophony of heavy machines manufacturing other machines, where the night is brightly lit with furnace flares and electric lights. Here they escape, jumping out the cargo hatch when their spaceship is coming in for a landing, using the extraterrestrial's levitation shoes to avoid being killed by the fall. They land in an isolated mountain district some distance from a mine, where they join a group of escaped slaves, who are more or less tolerated by the Klau, who enjoy hunting them for recreation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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