By Ivan Yefremov
Andromeda is a singular concerning the way forward for mankind. It depicts with really excellent scope the extraordinary bloom of technology and expertise and the increase of a brand new social order, and portrays the Universe within the so-called period of the nice Circle, while Earth may have consistent verbal exchange with space.
Written in 1956, at the eve of the 1st makes an attempt at area exploration - whilst the notice "cosmonaut" nonetheless belonged solely to the area of technological know-how fiction - the unconventional has lengthy due to the fact that develop into well known in the course of the international. it truly is symbolic that, at the day of the launching of the 1st Earth satellite tv for pc, readers congratulated Yefremov at the dawning of the period of the good Circle.
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Superiore Morgette was getting under my skin, but there was little advantage in making this obvious to her. " I held a smile from my lips, squeezed her hand. Morgette gave her a hard sidelong glance, flicked her eyes at me, burst out laughing. "Very well, you bad girl. " "Madame Morgette, I am not a child," I told her. "I am a stranger in a very large number of strange worlds, and probably many centuries younger than your good self—" I gave her a bland glance of my own. "Or am I being inexcusably rude in mentioning your age?
It will happen sooner than that. It must happen sooner than that. The wind rises outside, pulling at the empty branches of the fruit trees, knocking them against the wooden fence. When he was a little kid, he thought that sound was ghosts or monsters. He'd hidden under the sheet, pulled up the blankets around his head, breathed his own hot breath into the safe, dark space between his chest and the bedclothes. He'd muttered prayers to ward off those menacing creatures. When he made the mistake of mentioning this, they'd taken his comics away.
That's where he is going. How many more years before he can grow up and become a spaceman, before we'll have these great ships? Ten? Twenty? What if he must wait until the year 2000? Impossible! Almost half a century off in the future. He'd be an old man. He'd be... fifty-six years old. For a moment, the pressure of that thought seizes him. He clutches the book, at its stiff cardboard cover. How old is Grandpa? As old as fifty-six years? Mummy is... thirty-six this year, so Nana and Grandpa must be even older than fifty-six.