By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
Time is operating out for the passengers and group of the vacationer cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar airborne dirt and dust. at the floor, her rescuers locate their assets stretched to the restrict by way of the mercilessly unpredictable stipulations of a wholly alien surroundings. A brilliantly imagined tale of human ingenuity and survival, A FALL OF MOONDUST is a tour-de-force of mental suspense and sustained dramatic rigidity by way of the field's best writer.
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He clutched a walking stick in arthritic fingers. Vaughan regarded Dr. Rao, realising instantly that he did not like the signature of the man’s mind; it made a noise that Vaughan through long experience had learned to associate with xenophobia and suspicion. He stood and hustled Rao into the corridor. "What the hell do you mean? " He glanced back into the room. Tiger was staring up at the ceiling. "Mr. Vaughan, please. I appreciate your concern. Your desire for the welfare of the child cannot be greater than mine.
A bulky freighter of antique design, it hung in the centre of the metallic web like some imprisoned insect. He sensed the hum of minds emanating from the approximate direction of the ship. The kid held out a hand. "Home," he said. Vaughan climbed down beside him. He’d heard about the ship that had crash-landed on the Station fifty years ago. Rather than remove the wreckage, the authorities had considered it safer to leave the ship where it was, precariously balanced between decks, and weld it in position with girders.
Vaughan paused behind him. Light spilled from a rectangular aperture in a broad pillar, revealing the boy swinging aside a heavy metal hatch. He climbed down, and Vaughan followed with difficulty. He was inside one of the columns that ran through the Station from top to bottom, anchoring the construction to the seabed. He climbed down a narrow metal ladder welded to the condensation-slick wall, a meagre light every five metres illuminating the way. "Hope we don’t get caught," Vaughan muttered. "Maintenance fellows no problem, Mr.