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July 06 , 2010

Spacehounds of IPC - The Original Classic Edition


Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith Ph.D. - The Original Classic Edition

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To do so safely you must pass the last meteorological station, M14, on schedule time plus or minus five seconds, at scheduled velocity plus or minus ten meters, with exactly the given negative acceleration of 981.27 centimeters, and exactly upon the pilot ray M14 will have set for you.

...In fact, from a study of the charts of the last few weeks, Im pretty sure that E2 is at least four thousand kilometers this side of where he thinks he is, that W41 is ten or twelve thousand beyond his station, and that theyve both got a lateral displacement thats simply fierce.

...Of course, I know as well as you do that its rotten technique to change acceleration at every check-station; but weve told em over and over that we cant do any better until they put a real computer on every ship and tell the check-stations to report meteorites and other obstructions to us and then to let us alone.

...And speaking of reporting-I know already that a lot of you astronomical guessers have only the faintest possible idea of where you really are, plus, minus, or lateral; and if you dont get yourselves straightened out before we get to W41, Im going to make a report on my own account that will jar some of you birds loose from your upper teeth!

...Now putting other peoples ideas to work was Roesers long suit-dont think that Im belittling Roeser at all, either, for he was a brave and far-sighted man, was no mean scientist, and was certainly one of the best organizers and synchronizers the world has ever known-and since Martian and Tellurian science complemented each other, so that one filled in the gaps of the other, it wasnt long until fleets of space-freighters were bringing in air and water from Venus, which had more of both than she needed or wanted.

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