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Armchair fiction offers extra-large paperback variants of the easiest in vintage technological know-how fiction novels. “Space Tug” by way of sci-fi grasp Murray Leinster is one other area opera event that includes Joe Kenmore, the hero of Leinster’s prequel, “Space Platform” (also to be had from Armchair Fiction). there have been in simple terms half-hour to reside! Joe Kenmore heard the airlock shut with a sickening wheeze after which a clank. In desperation he grew to become towards Haney. "My God, now we have been locked out!" throughout the obvious domes in their area helmets, Joe might see a glance of horror and disbelief move throughout Haney's face. however it was once real! Joe and his staff have been locked out of the gap Platform. 4 thousand miles less than turned around the Earth. below Joe's toes rested the cast metal hull of his domestic in outer house. yet with no instruments there has been no desire of having again within. Joe checked out his oxygen meter. It registered thirty mins to dwell. “Space Tug” is the intriguing sequel to Murray Leinster’s “Space Platform,” that's additionally to be had in an Armchair Fiction version.

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One after the other, the drones have been made quick. Then the manned send went within the lock and the good outer door closed, and the plastic-fabric partitions collapsed at the back of their nets, and air got here in. Lieutenant Commander Brown used to be the single to come back into the lock to greet them. He shook palms all around—and it back appeared unusual to the entire 4 from Earth to discover themselves with their toes roughly firmly planted on a superior ground, yet their our bodies wavering unevenly to correct and left and sooner than and again, simply because there has been no up or down. "Just had stories from Earth," Brown advised Joe with ease. "The information of your take-off was once published to prevent panic in Europe. yet every person who does not like us is yelling blue homicide. Somebody—you could wager who—is saying fleet of ninety-one battle rockets took off from the U.S. and now hangs poised in area whereas the decadent American war-mongers organize an ultimatum to all of the global. Everybody's apprehensive. " "If they're going to purely remain scared till we get unloaded," stated Joe in a few pride, "the executive again domestic can inform them what number we have been and what we got here up for. yet we are going to most likely make out alright, anyways. " "My workforce will unload," acknowledged Brown, in awake thoughtfulness. "You should have gotten pretty much exhausted through that acceleration. " Joe shook his head. "I imagine we will be able to deal with the freight speedier. We discovered a number of issues by way of going again to Earth. " a bit of plating on the most sensible of the lock—at least it were the head whilst the Platform used to be equipped on Earth—opened up as at the first trip right here. A face grinned down. yet from this aspect on, the process was once replaced. Haney and Joe went into the cargo-section of the rocketship and heaved its contents easily via weightlessness to the garage chamber above. the manager and Mike stowed it there. the rate and precision in their paintings was once out of all cause. Brown stared incredulously. the very fact used to be easily that on their first journey to the Platform, Joe and his workforce did not understand how to take advantage of their power the place there has been no weight. by the point they might realized, their muscle groups had misplaced all tone. Now they have been clean from Earth, with Earth-strength muscles—and they knew tips to use them. "When we obtained back," Joe advised Brown, "we have been virtually invalids. No workout up the following. This time we have now introduced a few harness to put on. we've got a few for you, too. " They moved out of the airlock, and the send used to be maneuvered to a mooring outdoor, and a drone took its position. Brown's eyes blinked on the unloading of the drone. yet he acknowledged, "Navy sort paintings, that! " "Out here," stated Joe, "you take not more workout than an invalid on Earth—in truth, no longer as a lot. through now the unique group might have hassle status up on a visit again to Earth. you'll think beautiful heavy, your self. " Brown frowned. "Hm. I—ah—I shall ask for directions at the topic. " He stood erect. He did not waver on his toes because the others did. yet he wore an identical magnetic-soled footwear. Joe knew, with inner most enjoyment, that Brown should have labored difficult to get a dignified stance in weightlessness.

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