Comparing the UK and US editions of this book, the text of the US version seems to have been quite heavily edited, usually by chopping sentences from the end of paragraphs. Interestingly, in the first chapter there is a reference to the 'United States Exploration Agency', but, perhaps realising that the acronym for this would be somewhat unfortunate, the editor has left further references to the United Nations Exploration Agency unchanged.
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.
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