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Satellite 54 Zero

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Something was going on up there where the weather satellites twinkled merrily around in their orbits - something that had nothing whatever to do with weather. But you don't just drop in on a satellite, or its related sphere, at least not unobtrusively. And in this instance it was necessary to be very unobtrusive indeed since the owner of the sphere was a man of extreme ...more
Published September 3rd 1971 by Ballantine Books (first published September 1971)
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Roger
Sep 06, 2016 Roger rated it liked it
Satellite 54-Zero by Douglas R. Mason takes place in the future with about half of the action set on a space station orbiting Earth planet (that's the way the author says it). Other than the setting it is more a spy yarn than science fiction, up until the last chapter.
I would have enjoyed it for what it is, if not for the author's puzzling choice of words in many instances, and inscrutable descriptions of the scenes of action in others (spaces and structures between buildings for instance), whi
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Mar 31, 2014 Edward H. Busse, III rated it really liked it
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NO SPOILERS!! OK - this book had a great premise...300-400 years in the future, a large weather satellite beams weather info. down to England and is partially owned (Fed. gov't owned mostly) by a wealthy, private businessman. The businessman has his own "satellite" just a short distance away from the main satellite and is conducting private reseatch/experiments involving Jupiter. A secret spy is sent up to investigate and of course is engaged in a whole set of dangerous adventures. The premise ...more
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Douglas R. Mason (born Douglas Rankine Mason 26 September 1918) is a British science fiction author, who has written books both as by John Rankine and by Douglas R. Mason.

Mason was born in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales and first attended Chester Grammar School and in 1937 went to study English Literature and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, where he was a friend of Anthony B
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