Atom Drive

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,875 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,671
Added to site: 2010.04.21
mnybks.net#: 27433
Origin: gutenberg.org

It was a race between the tortoise and the hare. But this hare was using some dirty tricks to make sure the ending would be different....

Show Excerpt

that tug and get the other end of that break."

"Damn, and the radio control's burned out. I tried to reverse it before I sounded the alarm. T'an, how fast can you get those controls repaired?"

"Great space!" exclaimed T'an softly. "Without seeing it, I'd say at least two days, Jonner. Those controls are complicated as hell."

They re-entered the ship. Qoqol was working at his diagrams, and Serj was looking over his shoulder. Jonner took a heat-gun quietly from the rack and pointed it at Serj.

"You'll get below, mister," he commanded grimly. "You'll be handcuffed to your bunk from here on out."

"Sir?... I don't understand," stammered Serj.

"Like hell you don't. You cut that cable," Jonner accused.

Serj started to shrug, but he dropped his eyes.

"They paid me," he said in a low tone. "They paid me a thousand solars."

"What good would a thousand solars do you when you're dead, Serj ... dead of suffocation and drifting forever in space?"

Serj lo

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.05.20
Paulo Respighi
****.

The newfangled atom drive (ion) rocket has to race the standardized chemical rocket to Mars and back--and beat it by twenty days--to win the interplanetary transport contract. The Mars Corporation does everything it can to sabotage the trip.

Pretty good science and speculation for 1956. The story held my interest.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Atom Drive by Charles Louis Fontenay - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Way of the Bow
by Paulo Coelho
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
The Spy
by Richard Harding Davis
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain

See more popular titles from this genre.