Islands of Space

John Wood CAMPBELL. JR. (1910 - 1971)

As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "We made good time! Twenty-nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power...." Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space. But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard. The Earth scientists stared at them in wonder. "Lord," muttered Morey, "where can they have come from?" (Summary by from the Gutenberg text)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 00 - Prologue Mark Nelson
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Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Mark Nelson
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Mark Nelson
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Mark Nelson
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Mark Nelson
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Mark Nelson
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Mark Nelson
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Mark Nelson
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Mark Nelson
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Mark Nelson
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Mark Nelson
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Mark Nelson
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Mark Nelson
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Mark Nelson
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