Bastei Lübbe #25002, ISBN 3-404-00769-7, 157 pages, 16 chapters, 37 lines/page
Translation of "Mind-Breaks of Space" by Leni Sobez
The weird Force. In racing staccato the Computer of Alpha hammered the new course data onto the terminal. Concentrating, Commander John Koenig pursued the twitching symbols on the monitor of the computer. He groaned out when he understood what the symbols had to mean. His face was grey, in his eyes flickered naked fear, as he turned and examined the members of his crew one by one. "This is the end. We are brought off course by a weird force. Our energy reserves are not sufficient to withstand its strength." He erratically wiped the sweat off his forehead. His lips trembled. "Only a small chance remains for us. We must leave Alpha. As your Commander, I give you the instruction: Finish everything for leaving the station!" Frightened eyes stared on him. Nobody said a word. The men and women sluggishly got ready to leave Comand Center. John Koenig let himself sink into his contoured chair. "God help you", he murmured.
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