Up to the Sky in Ships by A. Bertram Chandler, Visit Amazon's Lee Hoffman Page, search PDF

By A. Bertram Chandler, Visit Amazon's Lee Hoffman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Lee Hoffman,

ISBN-10: 0915368161

ISBN-13: 9780915368167

Ace "Double" layout with the author's contribution certain contrary one another. The Chandler part includes a sampling of his paintings, together with a hard-to-find first Grimes tale and a narrative from his trade heritage of Australia. Hoffman's wide variety of fannish and specialist writing is represented by way of 11 works, together with the vintage "The fact approximately Steam." complete colour dustjacket paintings via Kelly Freas.

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Not rocks.... " At that time the only military explosive in general use was gunpowder. The bombshell, fired from muzzle-loading cannon, was a hollow ball filled with black powder and with a fuse ignited by the discharge. Nonetheless dynamite was in existence, although used only in mining operations. Fulminate of mercury and guncotton were both available. Until the Australian Revolution, Francis Bannerman in New York had dealt only in second-hand arms. Among his employees, however, were those who were sympathetic to the Australian rebels (as he was himself) and who, like Ned Kelly, were innovators.

And if these bombs work," said Bannerman thoughtfully, "we'll be in on the ground floor. If the airships work, that is.... All right, Mick, you just carry on unloading the second-hand stuff on to Hanrahan so that the next shipload of Irish Volunteers is armed as well as the Union Army was at Gettysburg. And I'll be seeing Mr. Solomon Andrews in Perth Amboy and Dr. Gatling at Hartford.... "I'll say this for you—you're a salesman. I like the way you put it—fighting today's war with the weapons of the next one.

Solomon Andrews' son. We'll encourage Dr. Gatling to do what he's always talking about—make a machine gun worked by a little steam engine instead of some poor bastard sweating his guts out turning a handle. We'll.... " "That airship," said Bannerman thoughtfully. "Would it carry guns? " "The Steam Gatling," said the salesman, "will be an ideal weapon to fit aboard steamships and armored trains. But not aboard an airship. Apart from anything else there's the fire hazard.... " "So what'll your bold aeronauts be using, Mick?

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