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 boundaries, the rescue workforce reveals their braveness, ingenuity, and assets verified 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 was once the 1st technology fiction story selected as a Reader’s Digest Condensed ebook. knowledgeable by means of the most up-tp-date medical 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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Only the stupid actually needed to hear his answer, and this woman was not stupid. When she woke him, the house was full of the odor of food and he got up alert and ravenous. He sat with her, washed his hands absently in the bowl of water she gave him, then used his fingers to scoop up a bit of pounded yam from his platter and dip it into the common pot of peppery soup. The food was good and filling, and for some time he concentrated on it, ignoring Anyanwu except to notice that she was also eating and did not seem inclined to talk.
She said with alarm. " He shrugged. He had spent most of his life ignoring such protests and causing the protestors to change their minds. People's morals rarely survived confrontations with him. For now, though, gentleness. This woman was valuable. If she were only half as old as he thought, she would be the oldest person he had ever met—and she was still spry. She was descended from people whose abnormally long lives, resistance to disease, and budding special abilities made them very important to him.
I kill, Anyanwu. That is how I keep my youth, my strength. " He breathed deeply. "This is not the body I was born into. It's not the tenth I've worn, nor the hundredth, nor the thousandth. Your gift seems to be a gentle one. " "You are a spirit," she cried in alarm. "I told you you were a child," he said. " He was like an ogbanje, an evil child spirit born to one woman again and again, only to die and give the mother pain. A woman tormented by an ogbanje could give birth many times and still have no living child.
A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke