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Silence is deadly / Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Biggle, Lloyd, Jr., 1923-2002.
Publication:
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1977.
Format/Description:
Book
184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Edition:
Bokk club edition.
Series:
Doubleday science fiction
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Subjects:
Science fiction, American.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Science fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Garden City.
Summary:
"The people of 00 were frightened. Even the children were frightened. Darzek read mute terror in every gesture, in every hesitant purchase, in every pale face. The tension was exacerbated by the unnatural silence of the place ... The people even walked silently, their wooden-soled shoes somehow negotiating the cobble-stones without clomping. Females and vendors haggles with soundless gestures. Itinerant musicians, such as would have been a prominent feature of a fair on almost any other world, were replaced by shabby performers shaping whirling disks of color into exotic patterns for small groups that watched intently but did not applaud. Kamm, the Silent Planet. For the first time, that concept oppressed Darzek. Silence seemed to hang about him heavily as he watched the triangular coins fall noiselessly into vendors' padded trays, watched insect-like creatures buzzing in furious silence over a soggy pile of something that looked like sea mollusks. He repressed an urge to cry out; he knew the sound would drop from his lips unheard"--Page 2 of cover.
Notes:
Novel.
Edition statement from dust jacket.
"Jacket illustration by Emanuel Schongut"--dust jacket.
Map of Storoz by Pamela Whitlark. Illustrations by Steven Carpenter.
"An entirely different version of Silence is Deadly appeared as a shorty story in the October 1957 issue of If Worlds of Science Fiction" -- title page verso.
Local notes:
Adams Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015 by Dr. Mark B. Adams.
Adams Collection copy wanting dustjacket.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B. (donor) (Adams Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1977
Contributor:
Schongut, Emanuel, illustrator.
Whitlark, Pamela, illustrator.
Carpenter, Steven, illustrator.
Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Biggle, Lloyd, 1923-2002. Silence is deadly.
OCLC:
919510108