- Paperback: 153 pages
- Publisher: Pocket (1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881845515
- ISBN-13: 978-0881845518
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,541,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Apollo Paperback – 1974
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A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
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BEYOND APOLLO tells the story of the doomed first manned exploratory mission to the planet Venus. As usual, Malzberg takes such a commonplace and horribly cliched premise and twists it beyond all possible expectations. The mission's lone, and possibly completely crazed, survivor recounts the details of the disastrous expedition as a novel-in-progress. Written with Malzberg's customary heavy irony and outlandish black humor, APOLLO features some of the writer's sharpest and funniest dialogue ever.
The winner of the John W. Campbell award as best science fiction novel of 1972, APOLLO is part of an angry and obsessive trilogy of thematically related novels Malzberg wrote about NASA, all published within months of each other. Although APOLLO is surely the most critically championed of the three books, I actually prefer both THE FALLING ASTRONAUTS and REVELATIONS.Read more ›
You are setup, you read then learn what you have just read was wrong (or a lie), okay, you move forward, or at least you think so, then learn again that things are not as they seem... this time it was a dream, or a lie who knows... move forward with the story.. over and over again: a lie, a dream, reality, hopes, or some combinations here and there. Gave it to a couple of friends to read--- they seemed to have had to force themselves to read through it---and were not happy with the end effect. I liked it (oh, it is a bit mature when there are sexual dreams).
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As a character study of an unreliable narrator, this might be mildly interesting. As a study in the warped thinking of an emotional cripple, this might be interesting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Mueller
I did not enjoy reading Beyond Apollo. Each time I returned to it was with the hope that I would gain more clarity on its meaning ... which I must confess, I never fully did. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Vicki D. Rock
Beyond Apollo is a sloppy little story about astronaut protagonist Harry Evans who's either going into great detail about having sex with his wife or having boring conversations... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I mostly bought this because the author is one of the targets of the witchhunts that are taking place in the SFWA. It's a good novella. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by maniac
I bought this book to protest the SFWA's treatment of the author. Wish I hadn't. I prefer more science, less psycho. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The concept of going out to other planets was great, but the writing was just so atrocious i couldnt get past the first 20 pages.Published on June 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is a great example of why I read science fiction.
Many types of fiction provide opportunities for writers to experiment with odd types of stories and... Read more