Cover of Far From Home

Far From Home

Auhtor: Ja Taylor

Language: english
Published: 1955

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 59
eBook size: 277Kb

Review by Bob Tobias, February 2006


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

A House is Not a Home is the 1953 autobiography of the famous New York madam Polly Adler.

Excerpts from the Book 'Far From Home':


... no truth in the oft-revived rumors of weaknesses in the so-called spine-and-rib construction of the Baur and Hammond Type Three vessel under acceleration ...
... stage of space travel no maneuver of this nature had ever been accomplished outside of theory. Fuel-thrust-mass ratios were still a thing of pretty close ...
... and hung on. For a short time his vision seemed dulled and that part of his mind, trained to the quick analysis of sudden situations groped but feebly ...
... school psychiatrist had recognized it, Johnny himself probably wouldn't have and it wasn't their policy to tell him. It saved him. The labored heart ...
... powered flight at the time of collision, coasting up to station orbit where a quick boost from the jets would have made up his lost velocity to orbit ...
... The cylinder would be a help but he doubted it would be enough. Then he thought of the material inside the cylinder. He pried back the lugs holding ...
... his pedals and jetted himself out, trailing the string out to its full extent. Now the period of action was over and he had done all he could, Johnny ...
... of an unbalanced mind or one of the most supreme sanity? He dozed and dreamed a bit in fragments and snatches but it was not a good sleep???there was ...
... mouth. He saw that he had drifted clear of his protective screen somehow and the sun beat full on him. With clumsy, fumbling hands that seemed to ...
... was long past, praying for an answer from the powerful transmitters below or from a searching ship. But when there was no slightest whisper in his phones ...
... pressure dulled its own edge. The acceptance of inevitable death was still there, but now it seemed to have little more significance than the closing ...
... the consequences of failure were somewhat more certain. Either way he'd have what he wanted???survival or, in the brief incandescence of friction's ...
... life line and attached one end to the spring-loaded trigger release on the motor control, leaving enough to trail the length of the cylinder and double ...
... were controllable to a certain degree while Johnny was not. Beyond the certain knowledge that the effect of the chutes would be quite violent and probably ...
... the time he had judged the throat vane gyros should begin their run-up. He worked the lanyard back carefully, fearful an awkward movement might upset ...
... of the Earth, transformed by a weird illusion of position from a bright goal to an enormous, distorted thing, looming, apparently, over him with glowing ...
... air, realized abstractly that he seemed to be attempting to meet his possible end with some degree of dignity if not with resignation, and wondered ...
... not have determined that he was lying down save for a view of white clouds scudding overhead. Some of the men were holding up what looked like a ...
... to a small hospital in an upcoast town, where he slept much, suffered not a little and, even waking, viewed the world incuriously through drug-laden ...
... it's too impossibly difficult to track down and recapture an escaped criminal ... there's a worse thing one might do.... Charles Louis ...