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Solomon's Orbit

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Author: William Carroll
Published: 1962
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,782 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 920
Added to site: 2007.10.25 18684

There will, sooner or later, be problems of "space junk," and the right to dump in space. But not like this...!

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side of the road, watched every move. Finding nothing unusual, a patrolman reported to the first civilian car then returned to wave the farmer on his way. When the widow teacher from the frame house, started for school, she too, was stopped. After a cursory inspection the patrolman passed her on. Two of the three accounted for. What of the third?

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Quietly a cavalcade formed, converged in Solomon's front yard and parked facing the road ready for quick departure. Some dozen civilians muddied shoes and trousers circling the junk yard, taking stations so they could watch all approaches. Once they were in position, a Highway patrolman and two civilians went to Solomon's door.

His last cup of coffee was almost gone as Solomon heard the noise of their shoes, followed by knuckles thumping his front door. Wondering who could be in such a hurry, so early in the morning, he pulled on boots and buttoned a denim jacket as he went to answer. "Hello," said Solomon to the patrolman, while openi

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Paulo Respighi

The Russians have an orbiting communications satellite smashed by an antique car. They are outraged, and Washington is incredulous. Then Mount Palomar finds more and more dilapidated heaps from the past in orbit. Then the government catches one rising on radar.

The story is more charming than silly. So what if it's preposterous?



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