"Came the Revolution"

"Came the Revolution"Appears in:
Galaxy Science Fiction
September 1977

Perhaps it is true that occasionally the Tree of Liberty must be nourished with the blood of "Patriots."


Corey Grademan picked the brochure off the desk and held it at arm's length. Spielman's pamphlet showed his open look and flashing smile to their best advantage.

Corey lowered the flier, the tossed it on the desk. It landed face up on the worn blotter.

"So how do I beat Honest Joe? Should I even try?"

He fingered his long chin as he paced around the small room. He glanced over at the flier from Spielman's last campaign, at the gray metal desk, the battered voicewriter and the plain black vid-fax.