By Brian W. Aldiss
While an undeclared Acid Head struggle breaks out, Britain is the 1st to be devastated by means of psycho-chemical aerosols--tasteless, odourless, colourless psychedelic medicinal drugs, which distort the minds of hundreds of thousands of civilians into severe terror or severe pleasure. whilst the warped electorate of Europe proclaim Colin Charteris their hero, he unearths himself major an unfathomable campaign in a devastated world.
Perhaps Aldiss's so much experimental paintings, Barefoot within the Head first seemed in numerous elements because the "Acid Head War" sequence in New Worlds. the unconventional is determined in Europe, a few years after a flare-up within the center East ended in Europe being attacked with bombs freeing large amounts of long-lived hallucinogenic medicines. Into an England with a inhabitants slightly conserving a grip on truth comes a tender Serb, who himself starts off coming below the effect of the ambient aerosols, and unearths himself prime a messianic campaign. The narration and discussion displays the shattering of language less than the impression of the medication, in mutating words and puns and allusions, in a planned echo of Finnegans Wake.
Originally released 1969.
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The voice was brusque and unemotional. " Hands grabbed Morgan's arms; he struggled to free himself, and fell as vertigo pulled him down. A noncom slapped Morgan across the face while a medic injected something into his arm. Whatever it was cleared the cobwebs and left him unnaturally alert. So much so that he could see nearly microscopic differences between hull rivets, hear air as it passed through the recycling ducts, and feel drops of sweat as they popped through the surface of his skin. All for what?
Kyle nodded as he surveyed the rough-hewn walls, the blood-splattered floor, and the remains of his first command. The strange part was that the mission had been far worse than even his worst imaginings - yet the fear had disappeared. Kyle looked around and saw that his men had taken up positions to either side of the door, while Corporal Givens placed a magnetic demo charge against the control panel. Givens made one last adjustment to the charge and turned. " Kyle nodded. "Thank you, Givens.
Noda considered such efforts a waste of time. After all, the very notion that the Rebels could capture such powerful weapons and turn them against their owners was absurd. Still, orders were orders, and the charade would continue. The pilot, who had spent most of the last three days in an AT-AT simulator preparing for this precise moment, handled the current with ease. Water swirled white around the machine's massive legs and raced downstream. A bend obscured the river ahead and Noda watched as the second of two AT-STs disappeared behind it.