Islands of Space

Islands of Space

by John W. Campbell
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Islands of Space by John W. Campbell

As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "We made good time! Twenty-nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power...." Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space. But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard. The Earth scientists stared at them in wonder. "Lord," muttered Morey, "where can they have come from?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625588630
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/21/2013
Series: Unabridged Start Publishing LLC
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 178
File size: 384 KB

About the Author

Born in New Jersey in 1910, John W. Campbell studied physics at MIT and then Duke University. Although a prolific early pulp writer - he made his first sale while still in his teens and was a recognised name in the genre by the time he was 21 - it was as an editor that he is best remembered. In 1937 he was appointed editor of Astounding Stories (now Analog), and over the next few decades would have an enormous influence on the field. He continued as editor of Astounding until his death in 1971.

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Islands Of Space (Large Print Edition) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
redbookwyrm More than 1 year ago
To short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great sci-fi tale from the golden age. Very exciting.