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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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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.

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