by Carmichael Smith Atomsk is a clever and engaging spy novel....
It was written by Paul M. A. Linebarger under the pen name of Carmichael Smith,
shortly before he began writing as Cordwainer Smith. This book draws on the principles
of Psychological Warfare, a field which he helped to found. (His book of that
title, written under his own name, is one of the classics of the field.)
is out of print. Copies of it tend to fetch high prices in the used book market.
But it's now available as an immediately downloadable ebook!
been one of my favorites of my father's writings, so for those of you who are
readers more than collectors, I spent some time scanning in my copy and making
an ebook. You can read it onscreen or print it out.
Atomsk begins not long
after World War II, with the American military in occupied Japan concerned about
a very secret Russian city in Siberia. General Coppersmith asks Major Michael
Dugan, "the greatest spy in the world," to help.
Over an immense time period of almost five thousand
years, certain members of the Egyptian ruling elite undertook archaeological research
into their obscure origins,and in doing so made the most remarkable discoveries.
They uncovered original and archaic documents - hidden in a secret chamber
buried beneath a statue of the god Thoth in the temple complex of Hermopolis -
that revealed not only their divine right to the kingship of Egypt, but also irrefutable
evidence that the kings of Egypt were indeed direct descendants of a race of gods
that had once fallen from the heavens in the mysterious object known as the 'EYE
Each time these startling documents came to light they became the
catalyst for revolutionary upheavel in ancient Egypt - as in the 5th Dynasty,
the 12th and most famously in the 18th Dynasty when King Akhenaten introduced
the worship of the Aten disk - but when the dust settled the documents were once
again concealed in a secret place, only to be rediscovered centuries later to
exert their astonishing influence on mankind's past and destiny.
an exploration of those archaic texts - and the kings and princes who found them
- and the massive impact those secret texts were to have on ancient Egypt. Powerful
and persuasive evidence is revealed that these manuscripts bearing the words of
God are still with us today, buried in a secret location while modern archaeologists
feverishly search for them in the wrong site. It is a journey to the beginning
of time - to a period that the ancient Egyptians called the 'First Time' - a quest
that traces our historical and continuing obsession with a being we now call Almighty
God, and actually bears historical witness to mankind's first contact with this
awesome and frightening deity.