UK edition US edition
French edition

Passage To Pluto

(FR - Naufragés dans l'espace - lit "Shipwrecks of Space")


Publishing details:

UK: Faber, 1973, h/b, in print until about 1978. ISBN 0-571-09908-4.
US: T.Nelson Books, 1975, h/b.
FR: Éditions G.P., 1977. ISBN 2-261-00409-5.

Synopsis:

Chris has become deputy-director of UNEXA, and thus will not accompany Tony, Morrey and Serge on their next mission - to discover the reason for small changes in the orbit of Pluto. When they arrive, they discover the cause is a super-dense wandering planet, which they name Planet X. They then make a horrifying discovery - not only have their fuel tanks been holed during the journey, but Planet X will decimate the solar system!

Commentary:

The last of the 'exploration' novels, as Walters' realistic approach to space travel would not allow journeys to other stars to be attempted. The exploration of the solar-system certainly ends with a bang rather than a whimper however!

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