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Volume Two of Stanley Schmidt's Classic Tale of the Planet in Peril!

The planet has escaped the doomed Milky Way -- but who will survive a journey that could be as deadly as the radiation blast that will wipe all life in the Galaxy? The battle to stay alive grows ever more desperate as the planet rockets through space -- and slowly, but surely, loses her air, her oceans, and the very light of day. Forced to live in sealed shelters and ...
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Lifeboat Earth

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Overview

Volume Two of Stanley Schmidt's Classic Tale of the Planet in Peril!

The planet has escaped the doomed Milky Way -- but who will survive a journey that could be as deadly as the radiation blast that will wipe all life in the Galaxy? The battle to stay alive grows ever more desperate as the planet rockets through space -- and slowly, but surely, loses her air, her oceans, and the very light of day. Forced to live in sealed shelters and underground warrens, people keep themselves going by looking forward to a new day, on a New Earth. But will that new day ever dawn? Or will fear, boredom -- and anger at their mysterious alien saviours -- doom them all?

Includes a new afterword by the author
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013234024
  • Publisher: FoxAcre Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 262
  • File size: 798 KB

Meet the Author

Stanley Schmidt, born in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1966, began selling stories while a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, where he completed his Ph.D. in physics in 1969. He continued freelancing while an assistant professor at Heidelberg College in Ohio, teaching physics, astronomy, science fiction, and other oddities. (He was introduced to his wife, Joyce, by a serpent while teaching field biology in a place vaguely resembling that well-known garden.) He has contributed numerous stories and articles to original anthologies and magazines including Analog, Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Rigel, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, American Journal of Physics, Camping Journal, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He has edited or coedited about a dozen anthologies.

Since 1978, as editor of Analog, he has been nominated 32 times for the Hugo award for Best Professional Editor. He is or has been a member of the Board of Advisers for the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, and has been an invited speaker at national meetings of those organizations, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers, as well as numerous museums and universities. In his writing and editing he draws on a varied background including extensive experience as a musician, photographer, traveler, naturalist, outdoorsman, pilot, and linguist. Most of these influences have left traces in his five novels and short fiction. His nonfiction includes the book Aliens and Alien Societies: A Writer’s Guide to Creating Extraterrestrial Life-Forms, The Coming Convergence: The Surprising Ways Diverse Technologies Interact to Shape Our World and Change the Future, and hundreds of Analog editorials, some of them collected in Which Way to the Future? He was Guest of Honor at BucConeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, and has been a Nebula and Hugo award nominee for his fiction.
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