By Arthur C. Clarke
A lunar cruise results in catastrophe after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene underneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar airborne dirt and dust at the Moon’s Sea of Thirst. dealing with huge, immense environmental boundaries, the rescue crew reveals their braveness, ingenuity, and assets confirmed to the breaking point—as trapped passengers and workforce slowly run out of time.
Originally released in 1961, A Fall of Moondust was once nominated for a Hugo Award for most sensible Novel, and was once the 1st technological know-how fiction story selected as a Reader’s Digest Condensed booklet. proficient by means of the most up-tp-date medical wisdom of the time, A Fall of Moondust is a realistically conceived and gripping tale of human resourcefulness and triumph within the face of approximately insurmountable demanding situations.
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It helped them maintain perspective, deal with the isolation, comprehend their place in history. But since it didn't really speak to Gen V, the Brain Pod decided to take a different approach to instilling a sense of the past in the younger generation. A small committee was assembled and assigned the task of reducing the entire history of V1 to three succinct parts: the beginning and the end of the world's first Space Age, the Earth Crisis (including how it almost led to the extinction of the human race), and finally, the birth of the second Space Age, and how it gave rise to the first (and so far only) successful permanent off-Earth colony.
The challenge fascinated Arik, and he and the computer mastered each other very quickly.
Looking out at all the seats from the perspective of the stage made them feel anxious and important, and brought out the obsessiveness in both their personalities. When it was time to take their seats, rather than sitting with the rest of their class, Arik and Cadie sat in the front row in order to give them easy access to the stage. While they waited for the lights to dim, they nervously turned to wave to friends and to search for their parents and favorite teachers among the crowd. The Venera Auditorium (Public Pod) was one of the first structures built on Venus.