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Old 01-31-2009, 12:59 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by pilotbob View Post
It is interesting because these books were all written fairly recently...

Time Traders
1. The Time Traders 1958)
I thought it was strange that space travel was described as impossible; that would have been shown to be wrong within a couple of years of publication.

But the Van Allen belt was discovered in early 1958 - so maybe, at the time, it was considered an insuperable barrier to manned missions, and Norton was incorporating that idea.
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