Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. “My God, we’ve been locked out!”
Through the transparent domes of their space helmets, Joe could see a look of horror and disbelief pass across Haney’s face. But it was true! Joe and his crew were locked out of the Space Platform.
Four thousand miles below circled the Earth. Under Joe’s feet rested the solid steel hull of his home in outer space. But without tools there was no hope of getting back inside. Joe looked at his oxygen meter. It registered thirty minutes to live.
Mark Nelson has provided us with yet another excellent sci fi audio book. The story is set in the very early days of space craft, where the good ole US of A are building a huge space platform with the intention of making is a peace platform. But of course "the enemy" don't see it that way. They see the platform as a weapons platform of untold destruction and a threat to the world.
The story is exciting throughout, not much time is left for character development, as the action doesn't stop.
I felt that the action and spontaneous ingenuity smelled a little of the Tom Switft stories but with a grittier feel, and slightly more grounded in reality.
If your a fan of classic sci fi, this is well worth loading onto your MP3 device.
Total : 7/9
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