"The alien didn't smile. They are humorless people, Kevin thought. Perhaps telepathy does that to them; can there be humor among telepaths? 'Living among us for so long, you don't mind the slaughter?' 'You would not make good pets. Besides, we are not a pet-keeping people. It is a kind of immaturity that needs the antics of lesser animals to amuse it. Don't disturb yourself over plans for escape, Mr. Gregg', he said politely. 'We are telepathic, remember, and you cannot surprise us. We would only be forced to shoot you -- early.' He took a bell-barreled gun out of his pocket. 'This time it will be fatal.'

From "Deadly Silence".

By James E. Gunn

 

This is Dad's pulp mystery and science fiction collection from 1931-1971 when he died. You'll see front and back covers from pulp science fiction books like 'Amazing' and 'Astounding' Science Fiction plus covers from pulp mystery writers like Mickey Spillane, Richard Prather, Nick Carter and Edward Aarons' novels. Also, the complete collection of Ian Fleming. Over 400 titles! Enjoy the fantastic cover artwork. Read a sample of their writing about protagonists 'Doc Savage', 'Shell Scott', 'Mike Hammer', and 'James Bond'. Run your cursor through the alphabetic listing to pick from the selection. Check out the links page under 'L'. Rick Davids (Facebook).