By Arthur C. Clarke
A lunar cruise leads to catastrophe after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene underneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar dirt at the Moon’s Sea of Thirst. dealing with huge, immense environmental obstacles, the rescue crew unearths their braveness, ingenuity, and assets verified to the breaking point—as trapped passengers and staff slowly run out of time.
Originally released in 1961, A Fall of Moondust was once nominated for a Hugo Award for top Novel, and was once the 1st technological know-how fiction story selected as a Reader’s Digest Condensed booklet. trained via the most up-tp-date medical wisdom of the time, A Fall of Moondust is a realistically conceived and gripping tale of human resourcefulness and triumph within the face of approximately insurmountable demanding situations.
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This isn't a standard sf novel, nor a photograph novel, nor a traditional illustrated novel. Chiang, layout director for the newest megastar Wars motion pictures, paints like a scion of N. C. Wyeth, Vincent Di destiny, Maxfield Parrish, and Arthur Rackham. Muscular heroes and monsters, dramatic angles and deep foci, gleaming colour, and wraithlike figures of malevolence are all over the place in his visible enhances to a narrative that he invented after which requested Card, the most effective and so much commemorated modern sf and myth authors, to write. That story--of an international that alien robots, as soon as allies of the planet's human natives, are striving to purge of all carbon-based lifestyles, merely to be thwarted by means of a "reborn" human champion--resembles the famous person Wars saga in being a fantasy of recovery, of having an outdated dream (liberty and cooperation? ) again on target. additionally like megastar Wars, it succeeds by means of being neat taking a look greater than fascinating. Ray Olson
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Doug Chiang has bought an Academy Award, British Academy Awards, a Clio Award for his paintings in movie and tv, and the Prix du Rendu on the 2003 Imagina CG movie pageant for his Robota teaser. A veteran of Lucasfilm and business mild and Magic, he served as layout director for the megastar Wars prequels. His work are exhibited nationally and in quite a few courses, together with constrained version prints. He lives in Northern California. learn an interview with Doug Chiang!
Orson Scott Card is a preeminent sci-fi writer with over a hundred titles to his credits. He gained the Hugo and Nebula awards for Ender's video game and its sequel Speaker for the lifeless. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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He knew that the Expansion extended some eight hundred light years from Earth in every direction, and as he sipped his beer he wondered idly what marvels might be contained in the infinite reaches beyond humanity’s current, infinitesimal diaspora. Then his attention was snatched away by a new arrival in the entrance lobby to his left. He sensed the scratchy static of the mind-shield, then turned and saw the Tau Cetian slip into the room and move to a distant booth. He counselled caution. There was no evidence, yet, to jump to the conclusion that the alien was following him.
The Kapinsky Agency had been called in to bring the killer to justice, and Lin had dropped the case in Vaughan’s lap. The other telepaths in the agency had ragged him about the job, but Lin had known what she was doing. Six years ago Vaughan’s wife Sukara had left Thailand, where she had been a working girl in a Bangkok brothel, and now she taught English to the girls who worked the escort agencies around Silom Road. She had known the murdered woman, and put Vaughan into contact with the woman’s friends who might otherwise have been suspicious of an official investigator.
She laughed. “Love you, Jeff. ” It’s nothing, he told himself for the hundredth time that day. Li had been sick for a week, listless and lacking appetite. He’d put it down to the time of year, but Sukara had taken Li to see their local medic who’d recommended a specialist, just to be on the safe side. Vaughan wished he’d been present at the examination, in order to discern the truth behind the medic’s bland platitudes. He’d reassured Sukara that there was nothing to worry about, and wished he could convince himself.