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Starflight 3000

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Ronald Walter Mackleworth, author of Tiltangle, brings us a tale of the deep future when a new race has evolved on the Moon--a Moon that has a thin atmosphere created by small, tenacious life forms & vast shallow seas. The whole is maintained by a complex deteriorating technology run by the shadowy Milcon & Polcon groups, whose origins stretch far into the past, ...more
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Published August 1st 1972 by Ballantine Books (NYC) (first published 1972)
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Isaac
Nov 21, 2014 Isaac rated it liked it
Interesting sci-fi book - I've never seen this theme before - but it's written with really average prose studded with many awkward metaphors.

The theme is a sort of critique of space colonization.
The protagonist has to decide whether humanity has the right to corrupt the biospheres of alien planets for it's own propagation.
There's more to the plot than that of course.

In fact, after seeing Christopher Nolan's Interstellar recently, I've got the two plots mixing in my brain. Both concern long journ
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Roddy Williams
‘STARFLIGHT 3000 looks into the distant future, when a new race has evolved on the Moon – a Moon that has a thin atmosphere created by tiny, tenacious life-forms and vast shallow seas. The whole is maintained by a complex deteriorating technology run by the shadowy Milcon and Polcon groups, whose origins stretch far into the past, and who continually struggle for power. For too long, however, have they run close to the edge of disaster.

Soon, a new project is to be launched by revolutionary group
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Erik Graff
Feb 16, 2010 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Mackleworth fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
I started recording the books I was reading while a sophomore in college. So many of them were science fiction that I went through the first few pages of this record without including all of the sf titles in GoodReads. It was embarrassing. While there is some excellent literature in the genre, most of it was mediocre, forgettable and forgotten.

Although my reading of sf has tapered off quite a lot since then, I still find these bursts of involvement with the literature while moving through the ni
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