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A Matter Of Magnitude

Auhtor: Al Sevcik

Language: english
Published: 1960

Genres:

science fiction,  short story,  post 1930
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Review by Michael Gallagher, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Matter Of Magnitude':

When youre commanding a spaceship over a mile long and armed to the teeth you dont exactly expect to be told to get the hell out...

Excerpts from the Book 'A Matter Of Magnitude':


... to the teeth, you don't exactly expect to be told to get the hell out???? The ship, for reasons that had to do with the politics of appropriations, ...
... engineers sitting intently at their enormous control consoles, and, just behind, the radio shack???its closed door undoubtedly hiding a game of cards. ...
... spaceship in the known universe. As always, Rogers nodded agreement. The fact that he'd heard it a hundred times didn't make it any less true. Big ...
... desk, and his left snapped on the ship's intercom. Lights dimmed momentarily as powerful emergency drive units snapped into action, and the ship echoed ...
... crisp voice of the radio track section's commander had an excited tinge. Sir, Doppler calculations show that the source of those signals is slowing ...
... sir, the lieutenant who had first reported the signal came running back. Judging from the frequency and strength, we think it's probably ...
... whirled back to the intercom. Radar! That thing is practically on our necks. What the hell's the matter with that equipment??? ? The radar commander's ...
... a variety of insignia, it was obviously Heselton's counterpart, the commander of an alien vessel. Hmmm, looks like we've contacted a new race. Let's ...
... work some sort of language. The screen blanked out. Heselton leaned back, tense, obviously worried. Hesitantly, he reached out and touched a button ...
... know there is a ship out there, and I know that a ship simply can't be invisible, not to radar and optics. What makes you sure there is only one, ...
... where, though. How far away is it? I don't know, sir. Heselton's hands dropped to his sides. Thanks, he said, for the help. His desk tv flashed ...
... aliens. Heselton's face whitened in quick realization. Rogers! They didn't know that we can't see them! Look, sir. The navigator pointed to the ...
... missile ports open, weapons aimed directly at Big Joe. The speaker interrupted his nightmare. This is fire control, Admiral. With your permission I'll ...
... grinning, alien face. However, the interpreter continued, he will let us go safely if we leave immediately. He says to send an unarmed, diplomatic vessel ...
... the mile-long ship end for end and stabilized her on a reverse course, drive units big enough to power several major cities whined into operation, ...
... the ship's chief astronomer running up waving two large photographs. Look, sir, the professor gasped for breath. We thought this was a spot on ...
... it out of his hand. I see what you mean. This ship must have been thousands of miles???? The professor shook his head. No, sir. As a matter of ...
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... way. Then the robots figured out an additional service-putting Man out of his misery. Al Sevcik Alien Offer In space, a vengeful fleet waited.... ...
... dead? Jim Harmon Measure for a Loner You can measure everything these days-heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I ...