First Man

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Author: Clyde Brown
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,038 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 992
Added to site: 2010.05.08
mnybks.net#: 27642
Origin: gutenberg.org

He obstinately wanted no part in achieving the goal of generations—but the goal with equal obstinacy wanted all of him!

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"How do you plan to land her?"

"And wouldn't those guys at the Atomic Energy Commission have red faces! You know, I wrote them, asking to use some of their energy and--darn these government bureaus!--they never even had the courtesy to answer my letter!"

"Listen--"

"And the birds at the college! When I took that navigation chart to the astronomy department to see if they'd check it for me, they blew up! Acted like I had no business flying to the Moon. Acted like they owned the thing. Bunch of smart-alecs! With their double-talk! Knew less than I did when I went there."

He looked at his watch. "I'm going to have a snack and then I'll get some sleep. That's one good thing about having you along. Now I can sleep and not have to worry."

As Harold sawed at the top of a can of beans with the can-opener. Orville closed his eyes. Instantly, he saw the ship, heading for the Moon, and then there was a blinding flash. He opened his eyes. Harold was digging into the can with a

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Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2014.05.05
JoJo Biggins
*....

The author tries to make this a humorous story, but it simply isn't. I couldn't get past more than a few pages before tossing it out.

2013.09.13
Paulo Respighi
****.

An inventor accidentally brings along his neighbor when his cobbled-together anti-gravity spacecraft takes off for the moon. The details of the story are its charm: they eat pork and beans and drink pineapple juice, the parts of the spacecraft are pieces of other things, the trip goes wrong and the return is a disaster.


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