165 pp 8¼ X 5½ Faber 18/-
Hugh Walters has a special gift of writing space fiction that is
sufficiently convincing to whet one's technical appetite and yet boyish
enough in invention to dispel any impression of highbrow gimcrackery.
It is therefore enough to say of the present book that it deals in the
usual competent way with the problems that arise when a space-crew
bound for Neptune are struck by partial disaster at a critical point
in their voyage. The resulting drama in space and on Earth is
thoroughly exploited in a very readable account of human strength
and weakness at odds with the impersonal factors of Space.
The Junior Bookshelf, December 1969