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Accidental Death

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The most dangerous of weapons is the one you don't know is loaded.
Illustrated by Schoenherr
The wind howled out of the northwest, blind with snow and barbed with ice crystals. All the way up the half-mile precipice it fingered and wrenched away at groaning ice-slabs. It screamed over the top, whirled snow in a dervish dance around the hollow there, piled snow
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Published (first published 1959)
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Sep 21, 2010 Rasheed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All fans of Golden Age SF
May 21, 2016 Denise rated it really liked it
Matt Hennessy considered himself lucky to get a spot aboard the starship Whale. When the crew encountered an alien race they weren't quite sure what to make of them. The Chingsi were quick to learn and were given to practical jokes. Things start going wrong—small things are first.

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An interesting short story by Peter Baily about a space journey returning back to Earth going badly wrong. It was well narrated (available for download at Librivox). I just thought that there could have been a bit more substance to this story.
Dec 27, 2015 Federica rated it liked it
It's definitely a story different from any other I read so far. It's a short story told by one of the characters and that makes it, for me, more easy to follow.
I honestly I have mixed feelings about this book but I'm glad I read it.
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