Ecumène: Crociera nell’infinito (A. E. Van Vogt)

Ixtl al vongolave fer inte gnot cence cunfins. Il timp al lave indevant lent viers l’eternitât, il spazi al jere inscandaiabil e scûr. Traviers l’abìs, debilis maglis di lûs a cimiavin fredis viers di lui. Ogniune, Ixtl lu saveve, e jere in realtât une galassie di stelis vampantis che la grande distance e riduseve a un floc di fumate fosfaressent. [...]

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Ecumène: Lemmings (R. Matheson)

“Where do they all come from?” Reordon asked. “Everywhere,” said Carmack. They were standing on the coast highway. As far as they could see there was nothing but cars. Thousands of cars were jammed bumper to bumper and pressed side to side. The highway was solid with them. “There come some more,” said Carmack. The two policemen looked at the [...]

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Ecumène: L’automobilist malacuart (I. Örkény)

  The careless driver Supply man József Pereszlényi brought bis Wartburg (license plate No. CO 75-14) to a halt in front of the corner newspaper stand. “Give me today’s ‘Budapest Herald’,” he said. “I’m all out.” “Give me yesterday’s then.” “l’m all out of yesterday’s too. But I happen to have tomorrow’s.” “Has it got the movie guide?” “They all [...]

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Ecumène: Butterflies (P. Grace)

    Butterflies   The Grandmother plaited her granddaughter’s hair and then she said, “Get your lunch. Put it in your bag. Get your apple. You come straight back after school, straight home here. Listen to the teacher,” she said. “Do what she say.” Her grandfather was out on the step. He walked down the path with her and out [...]

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Ecumène: ПЕРЕХОД ЧЕРЕЗ ЗБРУЧ (I. Babel)

Начдив шесть донес о том, что Новоград-Волынск взят сегодня на рассвете. Штаб выступил из Крапивно, и наш обоз шумливым арьергардом растянулся по шоссе, идущему от Бреста до Варшавы и построенному на мужичьих костях Николаем Первым. Поля пурпурного мака цветут вокруг нас, полуденный ветер играет в желтеющей ржи, девственная гречиха встает на горизонте, как стена дальнего монастыря. Тихая Волынь изгибается, Волынь [...]

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Ecumène: Cuento de fantasmas (M. Benedetti)

  Los dos fantasmas, uno azul y otro blanco, se encontraron frente a la caverna consabida. Se saludaron en silencio y avanzaron un buen trecho, sin pisarse las sábanas, cada uno sumido en sus cavilaciones. Era una noche neblinosa, no se distinguían árboles y muros, pero allá arriba, muy arriba estaba la luna. -Es curioso- dijo de pronto el fantasma [...]

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