By Arthur C. Clarke
A lunar cruise leads to catastrophe after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene underneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar airborne dirt and dust at the Moon’s Sea of Thirst. dealing with huge, immense environmental obstacles, the rescue staff unearths their braveness, ingenuity, and assets proven to the breaking point—as trapped passengers and workforce slowly run out of time.
Originally released in 1961, A Fall of Moondust used to be nominated for a Hugo Award for most sensible Novel, and used to be the 1st technological know-how fiction story selected as a Reader’s Digest Condensed publication. proficient via 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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Their god Apollo was a god of constancy, and when tested he always was found to be the same. This was a major quality in him; he was what he was . . always. " Tibor asked. "Change. From one form to another. " Tibor gazed at him in perplexity. Perplexity, the efforts of two ordinary men, filled the room: perplexity, not understanding. "These sayings are hard," Dr. Abernathy said, at last. He rose to his feet. " "Perhaps," said Tibor, activating his cart. "The Christian God --" Dr. Abernathy hesitated, seeing how worn Tibor looked, worn by perplexity.
Only thirty miles from Charlottesville. God, he thought; we have broken down like a rusty machine. "How do you expect to phase yourselves with the cosmic will? " He whipped his grippers toward one of the boys, the nearest to his cart. "Are you constantly preparing yourself for the life to come? Are you constantly purging and purifying yourself? " But it was obvious; their unrestrained laughter and play proved. "Butterflies," he said scathingly, snorting with disgust. "Anyhow," he grated, "get me loose so I can roll on.
There are several theories," the Great C said calmly. "The most satisfactory is the nebular hypothesis. According to this --" "No hypothesis," Tibor said. "But --" "I want facts," Tibor said. Time passed. Neither of them spoke. Then, at last, the blurred female figure palpitated into her imitation of life. "Take the lunar fragments obtained in 1969. They show an age of --" "Inferences," Tibor said. "The universe is at least five billion --" "No," Tibor said. "You don't know. You don't remember.
A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke