Sunday, April 29, 2007

Rescue Party - Arthur C. Clarke

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___1.htm

An alien survey ship is surprised to find that the Earth system sun is going nova well ahead of schedule, and gets in trouble itself when it goes to look for people to save and can't find signs of life, until much later.


3.5 out of 5

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a look at this story's review I posted some days back - "http://arthur-clarke-fansite.blogspot.com/2007/04/rescue-party-first-of-clarke-also.html".

There is far more to it than meets the eye.

Anonymous said...

This has been one of my favorite stories ever since it was first published. The only hole in the story is that after the human fleet left earth, they would not have needed to have their rockets still operating for the rescue ship to see. They would not have been able to carry enough fuel to fire rockets for the whole trip. Momentum would have carried the day.