Project One by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running Dumarest Saga, is a collection of his short science fiction, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This contains four standalone novellas, of which the title story was originally published in 1954 in Nebula Science Fiction Magazine, and the others are of similar provenance. The stories range from Cold War contemporary to far future exploration, and mainly concentrate on themes of space and the adaptation of humanity to changing conditions.
Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.
Free for a limited time, available worldwide @ Amazon
From the author of the bestselling Dumarest saga!
Never before in ebook, Project One is a collection of four science fiction novellas sure to delight fans of E. C. Tubb!
Project One sees an unidentified craft in high orbit around the earth, threatening life on Earth with a deadly beam that initially attacks those suffering from illness or imperfect health.
The nervous systems of the unfit are overloaded, so that they die a lingering and agonising death.
At the height of the Cold War, international tensions are fragile and the tenuous relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States is tested to its limits.
Blame is passed between the opposing nations who are relentlessly distrustful of each other, but when it is discovered that the craft is not of this world, the two countries are forced to work together.
But for how long…
The Captain’s Dog is a story of humanity in a world where androids, almost indistinguishable from humans, exist as a punchbag for those who are biologically ‘superior’ to them.
When one man discovers an android secretly reading poetry in his quarters, his understanding of them and the world around him becomes a lot less clear.
The Reluctant Farmer is set in a future world where resources have become so stretched that methods of cultivating food in space are humanity’s only hope.
When it is a discovered that a crop of tobacco has been sabotaged with radioactivity, paranoia becomes rife within the ranks.
Will they sentence an innocent man to death?
Sword of Tormain takes place in the hostile wastes of Mars, a place where no one can be trusted.
Sonya, her grandfather, Earl and Caron search for the mysterious Vaults of Dretheeda where the legendary Sword of Tormain is supposed to be hidden.
As they travel however, they find that not even friends can be trusted.