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Derelict

Auhtor: Alan Nourse

Language: english
Published: 1953

Genres:

short story,  science fiction,  post 1930
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Derelict':

What was the mystery of this great ship from the dark deep reaches of space? For within its death-filled chambers?was the avenue of life!

Excerpts from the Book 'Derelict':


... The?alarm! Impossible, after so long, after these long months of bitter waiting??? In the corridor he collided with Brownie, looking like a frightened ...
... was a curious eager light in Captain Loomis' eyes as he looked up. Oh, no. Not this. What? Not this. The ships we've seen before were tiny, flat. ...
... silent as a tomb, still gently rotating as the Station slowly spun in its orbit around Saturn. In the captain's cabin the men shifted restlessly, uneasily facing ...
... everything they find to me. One of them will have to be a drive man. That's you, Brownie. The little man with the sharp black eyes looked up eagerly. ...
... and crevice, reporting crystals, and metals, and irons, while the boarding party prepared. And still the radioman waited alertly for a flicker of life ...
... strange ship was a variant, an imponderable factor thrown suddenly into his small world of hatred and bitterness, forcing him into unknown territory, throwing ...
... his stomach almost sick. It took them many hours. They moved silently, as if even a slight sound might disturb the sleeping alien forms, smashed against ...
... as though trying to read the information he wanted from the engineer's face. Sabo rolled up the charts slowly, stowing them in a pile on the desk. ...
... eyes shifted unhappily, and his voice was very faint. No, sir. The captain stared at them for a long moment, like a stricken child. Slowly he picked ...
... his cabin, with Sabo silent at his heels. He looked up once at the mate's heavy face, a look of pleading in his dark brown eyes, and then opened the ...
... of favor and fighting for his life. That drive is the break that could put him on top. Can't you see he's selfish? He has to be, in this world, to get anything. ...
... don't see me moving for anyone else, do you? I'm for?me, and believe me I know it. I don't give a hang for you, or Loomis, or anyone else alive???just ...
... up. And we'd be?free??? Sabo's eyes were sharp. What about the acceleration? It killed those that came in the ship. But they were so frail, ...
... didn't notice the brief exchanges with the little engineer, or his own sudden appearances and disappearances about the Station. But the captain sat in ...
... smile broadened maliciously. The patrol craft will have experts aboard. Space drive experts. They'll review your report. An hour??? The captain ...
... the central control room where Brownie was working. He sat down, repeating the captain's news in a soft voice. An?hour! But how can we??? We've?got?to. ...
... lock was open, and he saw Brownie's sled nose out into the blackness. The captain choked, his face purple. Get him! Don't let him get away! The lock ...
... and guard him well. And while you're doing it, take a good look at him. See how he laughs now. They marched him down to his cabin, stunned, still ...
... Sampson Feline Red It was up to Jerill to think fast ... to do something ... before those strange beasts sucked away the last purified ...
... Robert A. Heinlein dedicated his 1964 novel Farnham's Freehold to Nourse. His novel The Bladerunner lent its name to the Blade Runner movie, but no other ...