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A Question Of Courage

Auhtor: Jesse Franklin Bone

Language: english
Published: 1960

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, April 2008


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

I smelled the trouble the moment I stepped on the lift and took the long ride up the side of the Lachesis. There was something wrong. I couldnt put my finger on it but...

Excerpts from the Book 'A Question Of Courage':


... prescribed three times and opened the door smartly on the heels of the word Come that erupted from the inside. I stepped in followed by the O.D. Commander ...
... drily. Belay that, Mr. Marsden. I do not appreciate humor during duty hours. You wouldn't, I thought. As I was saying, Marsden, Executive Officer, ...
... the matter? Has the Lieutenant Commander been rolling you out on the red carpet? You could call it that, I said. I've just been told ...
... scout, to obtain information about enemy movements and get that information back to Base. We cannot transmit information from a vaporized ship, and that ...
... on duty. What they saw I saw, what they heard I heard, through the magic of modern electronics. The only thing missing was that I couldn't feel what they ...
... controls for a moment, nodded, and took the helmet off. Secure and resume course, he said. That's the 'Amphitrite'???fleet supply and maintenance. ...
... there's no Rebel alive who can tune a converter like a Navy mechanic. You sure? I persisted. I'm sure. But take her down if you wish. I did. And ...
... Our exact course was known only to the brass and the computers that planned our interlock. But where we were headed wasn't important. The Lachesis ...
... Somewhere, buried deep in the billions of stars that formed the galactic hub, was a race that was as tough and tricky as we were???maybe even tougher. ...
... crews told them. They thought it was some sort of tricky mental conditioning designed to frustrate their lie detectors. Even while they tightened ...
... mistake and a whole squadron could be loused up. But Chase was the commander???the ultimate authority on this ship. All I could do was pray that ...
... Line to come up, and a host of small actions took place as the forward screening forces collided. Chase was in the control chair, hanging in the ...
... yelped. ? The effect on morale was electric. In that instant all doubts of Chase's ability disappeared. All except mine. One lucky shot isn't a battle, ...
... ammo? Jettison it? Stow that, you unprintable obscenity, Haskins replied. We're a fighting ship. Amphitrite chuckled nastily. That I'll believe ...
... you look, I said, flipping the probe switch. My God! Chase muttered???as he took one look at the supply ship lying dead in space, her protective ...
... flick of the Rebel scout slipping back into Cth. What's your situation, 'Amphitrite'? our signal asked. Not good, the faint answer came back. They've ...
... my strong suits. He smiled. You know, Marsden, he said, I was expecting that. His voice was oddly soft. Thanks. Then it became dry and impersonal. ...
... Lachesis dropped like a stone. Chase was dead now. Nothing made of flesh could survive that punishment but we???we came out right on top of them, just ...
... my two hundred years. I wondered if the crew knew what sort of man their skipper was. I turned up the command helmet. Men??? I began, but I didn't finish. We ...
... the man of many bodies, had been given some weird assignments in his time, but saving The Glory of the Galaxy wasn???t difficult-it was downright ...