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The Ultimate Weapon

Auhtor: John Wood Campbell

Language: english
Published: 1936

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
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Review by M. Erb, February 2006


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

When star fights star is chaos the best defense?

Excerpts from the Book 'The Ultimate Weapon':


... of a commuter. Out here his power bills eat it up. On Mercury he goes in for potassium, and sells the power he collects in cooling his dome, of course. ...
... report. He would not take Kendall back, though that was well within his authority. In fact, it was a full month before Kendall again set foot on any ...
... If they were out for scientific research, they'd proceed as would the inventor, to establish friendly communication. If they were out for trade, ...
... inviting attack and injury. Right in the middle of the face. And to make it worse, there is the air-channel, and the only air channel. Why, one minor injury ...
... light doesn't. Let's run over that theory again. Light is not only magnetic but electric. Somehow it transforms electric fields cyclically into magnetic ...
... was beginning to glow, with a dull reddish light, and little solidifications were appearing in it! Eagerly the men looked, as the solidifications spread ...
... table, 99 would probably have an even lower melting point than mercury, be silvery, dense and heavy???and perhaps slightly radioactive. The series ...
... going to need a power supply badly enough before long??? Buck relapsed into moody silence. What, asked Faragaut, looking around him, does that mean? It ...
... faintly. Kendall, asked McLaurin, can we install that in the IP ships? You can start. Kendall shrugged. There isn't a lot of apparatus. ...
... be equipped with protective masks when observations are needed. This sun is very rich in the infra-X-rays and ultra-visible light. The explosion of light, ...
... ship, and crushed in a metal wall, to be stopped by a bulkhead. The Chief engineer watched his power declining. All ten UV beams were united in one now, ...
... rolled down from its nose. The great ship nosed down and to the left abruptly, accelerated swiftly???and crashed with tremendous energy on the ...
... beam carried a hundred thousand horsepower in a ten-foot square beam, in every ten square feet of our shield, we'd have to have one hundred thousand ...
... the life of one of the finest men in the system. Jehnson's family get a permanent pension just twice his salary, McLaurin. In the meantime??? What ...
... he spoke again. No, I will not permit you to leave the hospital-ship. You must stay here, but if, as you have said, the mind is what must fight, then ...
... making it indecipherable, but the Mirans made it even more certain, for no ship settled here to investigate, but a stream of atomic bombs that lasted ...
... walked over to the power board, and took command. Devin, and a squad of other scientists were seated about the room with every conceivable type ...
... uncertainty, the atoms break, and only hydrogen can exist. That was the blue flame. But the Fourth Degree???there is no law whatsoever, nothing ...
... from Earth. Their rays, their bombs, their every weapon was flaming. Great interstellar ships flashed suddenly into speeds greater than that of light, ...
... Last Evolution I am the last of my type existing today in all the Solar System. I, too, am the last existing who, in memory, sees the struggle for this ...