The Shepherd

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... and on that note.


The article mentions Frigyes Karinthy - he's essentially Hungary's Kafka. A couple of pastiches of Swift - extra adventures by Gulliver - are translated into English as Voyage to Faremido/Capillaria. The first visits a planet of sentient machines, which may have inspired Lem's Cyberiad stories.
 

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"
A classic Christmas


story for aviation buffs".

I read the book, many years ago now but the tale is still quite haunting. Quite q few actual events of a similar nature flying around.
 

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Frederick Forsyth writes well about flying and war because he was an RAF Vampire pilot and a correspondent on the scene of the wars and political intrigues he has written about.

I first heard "The Shepard" on the CBC Radio being carried on the San Antonio, Texas PBS radio channel in the two hours before midnight. I later saw two privately owned Vampires at a '70s airshow in Waco, Texas. A Concorde was there and for $700! you could get a 45 minute briefly supersonic flight out over the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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