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Space Platform by Murray Leinster
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Space Platform (original 1965; edition 1965)

by Murray Leinster

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Title:Space Platform
Authors:Murray Leinster
Info:Belmont Books (1965), Edition: New edition., Paperback
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The technology is now way out of date - but a fun read. ( )
  saraLlewellyn | Jun 23, 2011 |
A cold war era, American, science fiction tale of the heroic assembly of a space station, in the middle of a desert, surronded by bad bad people. The US is alone in this endevour, while the rest of the world cannot comprehend the usefulness to the world peace of having a nuclear armed space station in orbit.

Perhaps this novel was commissioned, perhaps it was a parody (by I doubt it), but it completely implausible from beginning to end. The station is built on the Earth and then lauched whole, the military cannot keep secure a facility in the middle of the desert. And do not get me started on the "love story".

Enjoyable for someone who knows well the genre and wants to take some laughs out of the mindset of the '60s.

This book has a follow-up "Space Tug" that is even worse, if possible. ( )
  venza | Jun 1, 2011 |
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Reach for the Stars: We now accept space travel as a reality, but what of a city in space, built on an ever suspended platform? When young Joe Kenmore came to the little desert town of Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the top secret Space Platform project he hadn't bargained on sabotage or murder or love. But Joe soon learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project.… (more)

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