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Equator: A Human Time Bomb from the Moon

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(Published in the USA as 'Vanguard') A fearless spy team from Earth falls into hostile hands when they secretly land in Luna Area 101 - Rosk territory. Tyne and Murray escape with their lives, but the third man is dead and when Tyne suspects that Murray is the guilty party he prepares to confront him, only to discover that he has disappeared in a banned area. His search fo ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by House of Stratus (first published 1958)
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Dave
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fast enjoyable read from the days when books didn't have to be "great" to good. You'll probably read a few complaints that this is underwritten and pulp sci-fi but that adds to the charm imho. Maybe because I first read it when I was 10-12 and it was pretty close to the young adult material from book club in structure and tone. :) But it introduced me to ideas I've seen done elsewhere since, and in hindsight the post-war Brit vibe was the perfect tone for those ideas.

Maybe its my nostalgia fo
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Simon
Mar 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories, sf
Equator is only the first two thirds of this book and is followed by another shorter story called Segregation. The first story is an action packed, fast paced investigation story and the second an intriguing exploration of an alien planet and their strange inhabitants.
Mal
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
More interesting than the novel, was the short story at the end, "Segregation". Just read that instead.
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