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Seetee Ship Paperback – Jun 1989


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bart Books (Jun. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557851107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557851109
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,883,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Essef - C.T. or Seetee, contraterrene, is also known as anti-matter. It is untouchable by the normal matter universe... yet men must learn to control it, or die!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rod Williams on 26 April 2004
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Rich Drake returns from Earth to the asteroid Pallas with his newly-earnedSpatial Engineering degree, Rich is the son of Jim Drake, who for sometime has been experimenting with CT (seetee), contraterrene oranti-matter. In Williamson's future it is discovered that space is full ofseetee matter. A special Seetee Patrol has been set up to map the seeteedistribution and ensure that normal matter (including normal spacetraffic) does not come into contact with it, unleashing its awesomedestructive power and consequent radiation.
After Rich saves Karen Hood(daughter of the High Commissioner of Interplanet, a corporate concernwhich more or less controls Earth) he is recruited by Interplanet to helpwith their own research into creating a seetee bedplate, the elusive grailwhich will allow matter and anti-matter to be joined, and so control theenergy of seetee which will provide free unlimited power for the entireSolar civilisation.
Interplanet's interests are less philanthropic. As the main supplier ofpower from uranium and other dwindling sources they would want to suppressany free power supplies, but would be interested in the creation of seeteebombs.
Then a seetee asteroid with unusual properties is discovered andthe race is on to be the first to uncover its secrets.
What follows is a convoluted time-paradox tale in which an ancient alienship is found which may provide the secret to creating a functioningseetee 'bedplate'.
This is a vast improvement on Williamson's earlier work, particularlysince he has this time given due consideration to practical matters ofgravitation and atmosphere.
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I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it as much the ... 4 July 2014
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I read this story the first time as a young teenager. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it as much the second time. It is one of the first stories built around the concept of antimatter, or "Counter Terrain". If you enjoy early SF, this is a good read for you.
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classic 'time' SciFi 20 April 2014
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Overjoyed to find a copy. This book & sequel helped form my concepts of time and space back in 1969!
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