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 workforce unearths their braveness, ingenuity, and assets verified to the breaking point—as trapped passengers and team slowly run out of time.
Originally released in 1961, A Fall of Moondust used to be 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. educated by means of the most up-tp-date clinical 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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Then when he saw how Baldur looked at him, he regretted his choice of words. 2 Turning their backs on the central valley of the Einar, the two men trudged along on the road pointed out by Baldur. It led them through a countryside of pastures, orchards, and fields, with modest farmhouses visible from time to time. The trees were barren of leaves, awaiting the coming winter, the fields lifeless under dead stubble. Hal's experienced eye could find no signs of the devastation of recent warfare. As they walked, Baldur described his home—the modest, simple house owned by his mother, evidently a minor landowner of some kind.
I see. " "One more thing I must tell you, Haraldur. " "It's remarkable how those things work, sometimes," Hal acknowledged diplomatically. By now they were strolling together back toward the house.
There had certainly been a copious flow of blood, but it had stopped some time ago. The wound itself was quite invisible under thick hair and clots. The northman renewed his efforts to be soothing. "Looks nasty, all right, but maybe not so bad as it looks. Scalps do tend to bleed a lot. " This soothing attitude was not exactly welcome. " the youth choked out. Baldur's teeth were bared now in a kind of snarl. " "I see," replied Haraldur in a neutral voice. "If you say so. " He resisted the urge to back away a step, compromising by shifting his stance slightly.
A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke