Tom Godwin (5 books)

(19151980)

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Tom Godwin (1915–1980) was a science fiction author. Godwin published three novels and thirty short stories. His controversial hard SF short story The Cold Equations is a notable in the mid-1950s science fiction genre. He also had three novels published, but these stayed more firmly in John W. Campbell's preferred styles and are less notable.

His life was difficult one. After family tragedies,… (more)

 

Space Prison

by Tom Godwin

For seven weeks the Constellation had been plunging through hyperspace with her eight thousand colonists; fleeing like a hunted thing with her communicators silenced and her drives moaning and thundering. Up...

And Devious the Line of Duty

by Tom Godwin

Sometimes the most diligent and loyal thing an old man can do is fumble, drink beer, and let a young man get into trouble....

The Nothing Equation

by Tom Godwin

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.

Cry from a Far Planet

by Tom Godwin

The problem of separating the friends from the enemies was a major one in the conquest of space as many a dead spacer could have testified. A tough job when you could see an alien and judge appearances; far...

The Helpful Hand of God

by Tom Godwin

The helpful hand of God ... can be very helpful indeed. But of course, it's long been known that God helps those who wisely help themselves...

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