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'A good officer on a modern merchant marine ship has a great deal of highly specialized knowledge. But if that man somehow found himself an officer on a merchant spaceship, his special knowledge would seem pretty useless - ordinarily. But not that trip!' (


  • Chandler later expanded this short story into the novel, The Deep Reaches of Space (1964).

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Alternative title: Planet ohne Umkehr
Language: German
    • Rastatt,
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Pabel ,
      1961 .
      person or book cover
      Cover by R. S. Lonati. Source:
      Extent: 79p.
      Series: y separately published work icon Utopia Grossband Pabel (publisher), Rastatt : Pabel , 1954-1963 Z1848799 1953 series - publisher novella science fiction The Utopia Grossman series was published by Erich Pabel between 1954 and 1963. Utopia was part of the title of several science fiction series published by Pabel, and collectively they have come to be regarded as one of the two most important science fiction series to be published in West Germany during the 1950s and 1960s (along with Terra, the series established by rival publisher Arthur Moewig). Number in series: 150
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