West of the Sun

West of the Sun

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"[...]than a century from early rocket experiments to the mile-long factories turning out charlesite. In that century man had even added to his morsels of self-knowledge a trifle more than he possessed in the days of flint ax and reeking cave. "We are in atmosphere," said the earphones.... Time: a cerebral invention? How long is a May fly's life to a May fly...? "Braking starts in forty-five seconds. Warn the others." Paul shoved down the mouthpiece, echoing the message. Wright said, "Six pushed-around people. The arrogance of man! Doing fine, Paul." Pressure-not too bad. A long roaring. But then the stars.... The stars went mad. A glare-a cruel second of the light of the star that was now the sun and a flicker of red-green, not real. The roaring paused.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 290.3g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507536895
  • 9781507536896