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The Makeshift Rocket

Copyright 1962 by Poul Anderson

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I first read this in 1980 and most recently on the 15th October 2011

Knud Axel Syrup escapes the unruly Irish revolutionaries who have taken over the planetoid Grendel. He does it in his makeshift rocket, a jerry-rigged spaceship powered by beer kegs and a bicycle generator.

It was already an old novel by the time I read it: published in 1962 by Ace books as a novelised version of a serial from 1959 Based on a serial copyright 1958. It may have been uproarious entertainment in the '50s but by 1980 it was no longer so fresh but did bring a grin to my face now and then.

Loaded on the 20th March 2022.
Cover of The Makeshift Rocket