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Space Tug

by Murray Leinster

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Belmont

Pub year: 1968

Cover price: 50¢


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Cover tagline

A startling science fiction novel of our country's desperate attempt to supply our men living on the moon

Back cover text

"There had been two attempts to blast it with atomic bombs, but it was aloft now, floating grandly around the earth."

This was the space platform.

The crew badly needed food, air, water and means of self-defense.

It was up to Joe Kenmore to make the first flight to carry a cargo into outer space; but the opponents of the platform hadn't given up...

Murray Leinster is one of America's top science fiction writers and the author of SPACE PLATFORM.

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Interior text

Major Holt's voice came from Earth to the communicator in the supply rocketship. "Joe, I have very bad news. Central Intelligence has definite information that more than ten days ago enemies of our space exploration project completed at least one rocket capable of reaching the Space Platform's orbit with a payload that could be an atomic bomb. It is believed that more than one rocket was completed. They may try to blast the Platform before you reach it."

"Is there anything we can do?" Joe said dourly through hundreds of miles of space.

"What is there?" demanded the major bitterly. "Don't you realize that if you can't unload your cargo you can't get back to Earth?"