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The Graveyard of Space   By: (1928-2008)

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The Graveyard of Space by Stephen Marlowe is an enthralling and thought-provoking science fiction novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey into the depths of outer space. Marlowe tells a story that blends elements of mystery, adventure, and philosophical inquiry, creating a compelling narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

The book revolves around the protagonist, a spaceship pilot named Mike Flint, who finds himself stranded in an eerie cosmic wasteland known as the Graveyard of Space. With no means of communication, Flint must confront his isolation and unravel the mysteries that surround him. Marlowe's descriptive prose effectively brings this desolate and haunting setting to life, evoking a sense of unease and wonder.

What truly sets this novel apart is Marlowe's ability to explore deeper existential questions within the confines of a science fiction story. As Flint navigates this strange and perilous realm, he grapples with the nature of existence, the limitations of human perception, and the search for meaning in a seemingly senseless universe. Marlowe seamlessly weaves these philosophical musings into the plot, adding layers of depth and complexity to an already engaging narrative.

The characters in The Graveyard of Space are well-developed and relatable, each with their own unique motivations and flaws. Flint serves as a relatable and sympathetic protagonist, as his inner struggles mirror the uncertainties and complexities of the human experience. Marlowe skillfully utilizes dialogue and introspection to delve into the depths of his characters' psyches, allowing readers to connect with their internal struggles.

Another commendable aspect of Marlowe's writing is his attention to detail and scientific accuracy. The author demonstrates a keen understanding of the laws of physics, space travel, and astronomical phenomena, which enhances the authenticity of the story. This level of detail not only engages scientifically-minded readers but also adds credibility to the plot, making the extraordinary events feel grounded and plausible.

The pacing of The Graveyard of Space is well-managed, with suspenseful and action-packed sequences interspersed with moments of introspection and philosophical contemplation. Marlowe's ability to balance these elements creates a seamless reading experience that keeps readers engrossed from start to finish.

Overall, The Graveyard of Space is a captivating and intellectually stimulating science fiction masterpiece. Marlowe's skillful storytelling combined with his exploration of existential themes elevate this novel beyond the confines of the genre, making it a must-read for both science fiction enthusiasts and fans of thought-provoking literature.

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This etext was produced from Imagination April 1956. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration: Illustrated by H. W. McCauley]

[Illustration]

Nobody knew very much about the Sargasso area of the void; only one thing was certain: if a ship was caught there it was doomed in

The Graveyard Of Space

by

Milton Lesser

He lit a cigarette, the last one they had, and asked his wife "Want to share it?"

"No. That's all right." Diane sat at the viewport of the battered old Gormann '87, a small figure of a woman hunched over and watching the parade of asteroids like tiny slow moving incandescent flashes.

Ralph looked at her and said nothing. He remembered what it was like when she had worked by his side at the mine. It had not been much of a mine. It had been a bust, a first class sure as hell bust, like everything else in their life together. And it had aged her. Had it only been three years? he thought. Three years on asteroid 4712, a speck of cosmic dust drifting on its orbit in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. Uranium potential, high the government had said. So they had leased the asteroid and prospected it and although they had not finished the job, they were finished... Continue reading book >>




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