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Space Tug

by Murray Leinster

Cover artist: Robert E. Schultz

Publisher: Pocket Books

Pub year: 1955

Cover price: 25¢


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Book detail for Space Tug

Cover tagline

A thrilling adventure of work and war in the empty void between planets

Back cover text

Combat mission!

Joe Kenmore's mission was as dangerous as it sounded simple:

"Deliver supplies and atomic weapons to the space platform. Then prepare for man's first expedition to the moon."

Joe had helped launch the first Space Platform — that initial rung in man's ladder to the stars. But the enemies who had ruthlessly tried to destroy the space station before it left Earth were still at work. They were plotting to stop Joe's mission!

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Interior text

30 minutes to live!

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.

Space Tug by Murray Leinster is an independent sequel to the author's popular Space Platform, which is also available in a Pocket Book edition. Both books were published originally by Shasta Publishers.