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Second Landing   By: (1915-2004)

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Second Landing is a gripping science fiction novel that takes readers on an exciting journey through time and space. Written by Floyd L. Wallace, this book immediately draws readers in with its captivating storyline and well-developed characters.

The story begins with a mysterious disappearance of a group of astronauts during a mission to explore a distant planet. Years later, a second landing is attempted, hoping to uncover the truth behind the first mission's disappearance. As the crew sets foot on the planet, they quickly find themselves confronted with unexplainable phenomena and unknown life forms.

Wallace's writing style is engaging and keeps readers on the edge of their seats throughout the book. He effortlessly builds suspense and anticipation, with unpredictable twists and turns that leave readers guessing at every corner. The scientific elements in the story are well-researched and add a sense of authenticity to the plot, making it even more believable and captivating.

One of the highlights of Second Landing is the well-developed characters. Each member of the crew brings a unique perspective to the story, and their individual personalities shine through the pages. The author allows readers to connect with the characters on a personal level, making their successes and failures all the more impactful.

Additionally, Wallace masterfully explores themes of exploration, loss, and the human desire to uncover the unknown. As the crew delves deeper into the mysteries of the planet, they must confront their own fears and confrontations, making the story not only entertaining but also thought-provoking.

However, one slight drawback of the book is that some readers may find the pacing to be a bit slow at times, especially in the beginning. The extensive world-building and background information might require a bit of patience, but this ultimately contributes to a more immersive and detailed reading experience.

Overall, Second Landing is a captivating science fiction novel that will leave readers eager for more. Wallace's ability to craft a suspenseful and engaging story, combined with well-developed characters and thought-provoking themes, make this book a must-read for fans of the genre. Whether you are a die-hard sci-fi enthusiast or simply enjoy a thrilling adventure, this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and leave a lasting impression.

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A gentle fancy for the Christmas Season an oft told tale with a wistful twistful of Something that left the Earth with a wing and a prayer.

Earth was so far away that it wasn't visible. Even the sun was only a twinkle. But this vast distance did not mean that isolation could endure forever. Instruments within the ship intercepted radio broadcasts and, within the hour, early TV signals. Machines compiled dictionaries and grammars and began translating the major languages. The history of the planet was tabulated as facts became available.

The course of the ship changed slightly; it was not much out of the way to swing nearer Earth. For days the two within the ship listened and watched with little comment. They had to decide soon.

"We've got to make or break," said the first alien.

"You know what I'm in favor of," said the second.

"I can guess," said Ethaniel, who had spoken first. "The place is a complete mess. They've never done anything except fight each other and invent better weapons."

"It's not what they've done," said Bal, the second alien. "It's what they're going to do, with that big bomb."

"The more reason for stopping," said Ethaniel. "The big bomb can destroy them. Without our help they may do just that."

"I may remind you that in two months twenty nine days we're due in Willafours," said Bal... Continue reading book >>

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