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by Murray Leinster

eBook Operation: Outer Space download ISBN: 080950040X
Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: Wildside Press (March 15, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 146
ePub: 1278 kb
Fb2: 1983 kb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: azw docx lrf mobi
Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Operation: outer space. All roofs were adays. When you looked down at acity like this, you had cynical thoughts.

Operation: outer space. Chapter one. Jed Cochrane tried to be cynical as the helicab hummed softly throughthe night over the city. Fourteen million people inthis city.

It couldn't spot us from space if it went in an orbit like aspace platform. By the time they could get help-they wouldn't even besure we were alive. If we can't count on being found right away, thisburned-over place will be green again. You'll give me some data on plants and animals, Mr. Cochrane? Won'tyou? I'm doing a book with Bell's pictures, and-". Let me alone!" raged Cochrane. He reached the control-room.

He'll lectureLittle Aphrodite Herself on the constants of space and she'll flutterher eyelashes at him and shove her chest-measurements in his directionand breathe how wonderful it is to be a man of science!"

He'll lectureLittle Aphrodite Herself on the constants of space and she'll flutterher eyelashes at him and shove her chest-measurements in his directionand breathe how wonderful it is to be a man of science!" "How'd you know?" demanded Babs, surprised. Heaven help me, Babs, I didn't. I tried to guess at something tooimpossible even for the advertising business! But I failed! I failed!You and my official gang, then, are here with the firm's blessing, freeof all commands and obligations, but drawing salary and expenses?"

Operation: Outer Space has been added to your Cart. Murray Leinster was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer who wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.

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Murray Leinster's 1946 short story "A Logic Named Joe" contains one of the first descriptions of a computer (called a. .

Murray Leinster's 1946 short story "A Logic Named Joe" contains one of the first descriptions of a computer (called a "logic") in fiction. In the story, Leinster was decades ahead of his time in imagining the Internet. Leinster continued publishing in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing in Galaxy Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, as well as The.

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Read online books written by Operation: Outer Space in our e-reader absolutely for free. Author of Murray Leinster (Duke Classic Sifi) at ReadAnyBook. 0 5 Author: Murray Leinster. All roofs were recreation-spaces nowadays. When you looked down at a city like this, you had cynical thoughts. Fourteen million people in this city. Jed Cochrane tried to be cynical as the helicab hummed softly through the night over the city. The cab flew at two thousand feet, where lighted buildings seemed to soar toward it from the canyons which were streets.

FASTER THAN LIGHT!

"But what can be done with it?" asked Cochrane practically.

"Nothing," said Jones succinctly. "It changes the properties of space, but that's all. Can you think of any use for a faster-than-light radiation-pipe? I can't."

Cochrane cocked an eye at Jamison, who could extrapolate at the drop of an equation. But Jamison shook his head.

"Communication between planets," he said morosely, "when we get to them. Chats between sweethearts on Earth and Pluto. Broadcasts to the stars when we find that another one's set up a similar plate and is ready to chat with us. There's nothing else."

Comments: (7)
Tojahn
As a huge fan of pulp science fiction, this is one of my go-to novels. Is it perfect? Heck, no. Does it deserve the 5 stars I have given it? Probably not, from another's perspective. However, I don't think I can tell you just how many times I have read this ripping yarn of man's first reach for the stars as part of a public relations job. Some may not like the stereotypical characters from the era from which it was written, but give this a chance and it might be on your "must read" list tambien.
Camper
This is a generally interesting tale of space exploration. After a slow and overly detailed start that leads to discovery of a means of long distance space travel, we are given a tale of human behavior on the mission that holds interest pretty well. The golden age science fiction story does have problems with shallow and stereotypical characterization and dated scientific extrapolation, but the narrative is eventually engaging.
Tantil
I could almost see James Coburn (In Like Flint; The President's Analyst) as Cochrane. This story is on the borderline of tongue and cheek, but it is a fun romp in a classic style - land on it's own three fins - style of vehicle. These fellows go to the moon, the only out of world place man has colonized at the beggining of this story, to help an insecure adult child of a rich client get the recognition he desires from the world. This is accomplished with this young man's faking the invention of the "Dabney" field, a secret of the galaxy that helps propel these characters hundreds of light years away for the adventure of a lifetime! Now, don't expect any serious introspection here, and it's not quite "Hitchhiker's Guide" either, but it's a good way to get through a few hours. Also, the price is right!
Modred
It is a great example of what SciFi in the 40's - 60's used to be. While the science and the worldview of today has surpassed some of the details of this book, the story is still fresh and interesting. Easy read for entertainment without lecturing or judgements.
Bodwyn
Did not like
Buridora
Good read.
Grokinos
A somewhat depressing, while, at the same time, optimistic view of the future. M.L. guessed pretty close, but missed how narcissistic we would be. He also missed the drastic decrease in population growth experienced in many technologically advanced countries. The concept for FTL propulsion is clever, and maybe even believable. All in all a good read, given the age of the work.
Not what I was expecting