Kaspar's Box (The Three Kings 3) by Jack L. Chalker
By Jack L. Chalker
For hundreds of years, interstellar prospectors had hunted for the fabled worlds of the 3 Kings, the misplaced El Dorado of the galaxy. but when any discovered it, they have been by no means heard from back. The mad cyborg Prophet, Ishmael Hand, found the mysterious process, with artefacts indicating a superhuman know-how, and he had refused to bare its situation prior to vanishing. Now an opportunity stumble upon among what is left of the as soon as - powerful human army and an inexplicable allen strength has introduced an armed day trip to the 3rd planet of the 3 Kings, Kaspar. they'll subscribe to forces with the survivors of the 2 past expeditions, who've been marooned either by way of alien powers and by way of human treachery, as they ultimately stumble upon the alien minds at the back of the mysterious triple planetary approach - and they'll face a choice which may confirm the destiny of the total human race!
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I know it’s crazy, but I can’t kick it. ” The sameness of the hallucinations had gotten to him as well, almost as if they either were one collective mind at that point or were all receiving the same very strong signal, a signal directly to the brain. “But it destroyed Li’s mind,” he reminded her. “She’s like a little child. Trusting, not thinking very much, just sort of existing. Almost like a lobotomy. Almost like everything that was there came out in that hallucinatory session and in that butchery of Sark.
On Balshazzar. Make sure that Balshazzar is in your sky before you try again. The kind of power required to go through the big planet would fry your mind. Someone, often many, are always on duty. We will be watching for you. We’ve been wondering how long it would take before this happened. Now go if you can. If the storm will not kill you, you must go into it. Even with help, I’m losing it. ” She backed out of the cave even as she felt first a sudden release in her mind, then almost immediately a return to a building attack on her last emotional defenses.
The Magi stones were there, embedded in the cave wall, and they were softly glowing… Radiation! she told herself. It’s just some form of radiation! They’re nothing but a geophysical phenomenon! ” It was a real effect, and knowing that it was an effect of the stones did her no more good than realizing that a knife was a knife when the important thing was that the knife was stabbing you. She could feel it going right through her, right down to her soul, the feelings of fear and danger and menace.