THE MAN WHO COULDN'T DIE
Originally printed in Adventure Magazine 1961
Gardner F Fox
Slowly, reluctantly, the man who had been dead returned to keep his promise. For they had offered the puny Earth Thing eternal life—for the secret which would obliterate his world!
Clarr Morson swam up lazily through the black mists. He was leaving a strange, lovely world, and he did not want to return to reality. He had been dead. Now he was coming back, through the mists, to life.
"Disconnect the neural gauges," a voice whispered in the darkness. "Prepare to shock his brain with adrene-electrical charges."
They were making him come back. Suddenly he hated them all, the smug, white-garbed scientists who had taken him away from the neuro-psychiatric ward for Criminal Atavars to offer him immortality for a voyage. He had been happy back there, as happy as a man can be who is in punitive limbo.Read More