Child of Space by the late E. C. Tubb, edited by Philip Harbottle, is his posthumous vintage science fiction novel, newly rediscovered by his estate, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This is a previously unpublished novel which does not appear to tie into any of Tubb’s long-running popular golden age sci-fi series such as the Dumarest saga. The story involves the inhabitants of a moonbase who are preparing for the arrival of a strange object, only to find it even stranger than they had anticipated.
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A never before seen novel from master of the genre, E. C. Tubb!
In an underground hall, gouged out of the lunar rock, the scientists at Moonbase One have created a miniature section of Earth.
A home away from home for the scientists and workers living on the Lunar planet.
Commander Mark Regan watches carefully over his people, maintaining a good rhythm within their new ecosystem.
However, when a strange object from outer space shows up on their scans, it threatens to destroy the whole base and their hard won way of life.
The object is heading towards the moon on a collision course.
Commander Regan is pushed into action. Should he take offensive action?
Persuaded by the scientists not to destroy it, he fires a missle to nudge it off course, causing it to land several miles from the base.
But the question remains: what is it?
The potential ship-craft lies in a nearby crater. Its harder-than-diamond coating, strange structural composition and surrounding gossamer-like substance promise wonder – but to Commander Regan, he can’t shake the feeling of unease.
Soon, both Regan and his team of scientists make a discovery that they had never anticipated.
Soon, their very way of life on the Moon will be torn to pieces…
Child of Space is a classic science fiction novel from renowned and prolific author E. C. Tubb. This edition, edited by Philip Harbottle, is the first time this story by Tubb has been published.