- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: New American Library (1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451055810
- ISBN-13: 978-0451055811
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
The stories here cover sailboat racing (aluminum sails in the solar wind); marooned ships (after launching from the Moon); voyages of discovery to Jupiter, using fusion powered hot air balloons. This is classic SF from a master, showing us how different things will be regardless of which direction the future takes, while the human factors will remain the same. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose...
These stories are quick, thought-provoking and not burdened with angst or attempts at deep meaning. They are stories of people living their lives, or dying, against backgrounds somewhat familiar and strikingly strange. Every student of classic SF should have this in their library.
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