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Cosmic Encounter

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Cosmic Encounter

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Author: A. E. Van Vogt
Publisher: Carroll & Graf, 1990
Doubleday, 1980
Series: Masters of Science Fiction: Book 18
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Human Development
Time Travel
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A space vehicle from Earth's distant future is trapped in the 18th Century, lands in the Caribbean Sea, and it's crew boards the pirate ship Orinda. The unwitting pirate, Captain Fletcher, must cope with the uncanny problems posed by time-displacement, an alien "cabin boy," captives sentenced to walk the plank who drown but do not die, and an ominous battleship that had sneaked in from a differnt point in the galaxy.

How the "cabin boy" struggles to restore his ship, flight off the enemy battleship, and prevent Earth's history from being irrevocably changed, makes for a wonderful adventure that blends futuistic time-travel with the swashbuckling excitement of 18th-Century pirates.


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