'One never dare believe that Chris Godfrey and his crew will be the first to reach Jupiter, so fearful are the perils they encounter, but at last a landing is made on a hostile surface thickly covered with jagged pinnacles. The ship is damaged, but a courageous attempt is made to return to earth, though there seems no hope at all that oxygen and food will hold out. Will Chris's desperate messages get through to earth? Is there any chance that another ship on its way to Mars will be diverted on a rescue mission? Mr Walters leads the way in space-ship stories for young people, and this book of continual suspense should vastly increase his following.' Eastern Daily Press
'Suspense and near-tragedy in the latest of Walters' SF series, as the three young astronauts head for the giant planet at a speed no one has approached before: the problems are therefore new and deliciously frightening.' Books and Bookmen
'Local author's latest novel - "Journey to Jupiter", the seventh science fiction novel to come from the pen of Bilston author Hugh Walters was published last week (Faber and Faber, 15s0d).
'This is another gripping adventure in which astronaut Chris Godfrey and his three colleagues attempt to take the first manned rocket to the planet Jupiter. Travelling at speeds no spacemen have ever reached before presents them with unexpected problems. First, the astronauts find their sight affected; then one of the fuses in the rocket blows and they caannot see to deal with it. The journey seems so ill-fated that Control decide to recall them, much to their annoyance. But, before this can be done, Control discover that it is already too late; the spaceship is travelling so fast that it seems certain to hit the planet itself.
'What happens when they discover the rocket motors cannot slow them down enough to prevent them crashing into the planet forms the basis of this tale of mounting tension. once again the author has introduced much fascinating, plausible, technical detail, which teenage science fiction fans will revel in.' T.G. Bilston & Willenhall Times 06/02/65
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