By Norman Spinrad

Set in a post-nuclear holocaust global, a singular which strains the increase to energy of 1 Feric Jaggar, an exile between mutants and mongrels to absolute rule within the place of origin of Truemen. With an afterword through James Sallis.

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The man asked him to lead this party, and then as much as admitted that the whole thing was a pallid farce. But Bogel suddenly became intensely earnest. "Consider the true situation. Today Heldon is in the hands of men to whom the Great War is a dim memory, who would sell out our genetic purity to appease the desires of the slothful lumpenproletariat for a life of indolent ease, to whom the borders of Heldon are lines on a political map, not the front trenches of a genetic holy war. Most of the populace slumbers under these misconceptions; the fanatic idealism that built our great citadel of genetic purity through centuries of iron determination and heroic struggle is fading into squalid individualism.

Well let's see how you like the taste of fire! Set up the gauntletl Bring him a bike! " At once the Avengers broke ranks and made for the torches staked in the ground, each man uprooting his own spear of flame. They quickly arranged themselves into two parallel rows of about twenty men to a side, with just 65 enough distance between them so that there was a corridor of relative safety a scant yard wide between them when they extended their torches at full arm's length toward each other. The wind-whipped flames of the torches danced tantalizingly through this narrow aisle, enlivening even this thin path through the gauntlet with intermittent tongues of fire.

I am thinking of the future, Bogel," he said. " Bogel goggled slightly at this. " he said. Replied Feric: "The New Age will be heroic beyond even my present dreams, Bogel. We must become a race of true heroes to bring it about. " Soon the roadsteamer had entered the Emerald Wood. Here the roadway ran along the right bank of a clear, rapid stream which meandered its way in gentle curves through the bosky groves of the forest lowlands. Thus the driver of the roadsteamer was constrained to lower the speed to the vicinity of thirty miles an hour in order to assure that the vehicle remained on the road around the sharper turns.

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