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Space Tug

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Author: Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,777 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 3,564
Added to site: 2006.06.30
mnybks.net#: 13973
Origin: gutenberg.org

Joe had helped launch the first Space Platform--that initial rung in man's ladder to the stars. But the enemies who had ruthlessly tried to destroy the space station before it left Earth were still at work. They were plotting to destroy Joe's mission! Fourth novel of the Joe Kenmore Series.

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s a gigantic metal structure rising out of sheer flat desert. There were hills to the westward, but only arid plain to the east and south and north. There was but one town in hundreds of miles and that was Bootstrap, built to house the workmen who'd built the Platform and the still invisible, ferociously howling pushpots and now the small supply ships, the first of which was to make its first trip today.

The Shed seemed very near because of its monstrous size. When he was actually at the base of its wall, it seemed to fill half the firmament and more than half the horizon. He went in, and felt self-conscious when the guard's eyes fell on his uniform. There was a tiny vestibule. Then he was in the Shed itself, and it was enormous.

There were acres of wood-block flooring. There was a vast, steel-girdered arching roof which was fifty stories high in the center. All this size had been needed when the Space Platform was being built. Men on the far side were merely specks, and the rows of windows to a

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