The Pleasure of Their Company by Robert Silverberg

"The Pleasure of Their Company"

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Novelette

Year: 1970

ID: 892

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Thomas Voigtland is the deposed president of Bradley's World, democratically elected but now fleeing a violent coup in a spaceship. The uprising came so quickly there was not time to bring anyone else, not his family, not his trusted advisors. He is alone with the personality cubes he brought: his wife, his son, and his best friend, as well as the reconstuctions of such historical personalities as Plato, Hemingway, Shakespeare, Goethe, and others. With company like that, the journey should pass enjoyably. But there's the nagging guilt that running away from the revolution was not the right thing to do.

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