Books: Space Ahoy!

LANCELOT BIGGS: SPACEMAN (224 pp.)—Nelson Bond—Doubleday ($2.50).

"We blasted from a Long Island cradle, set course for Europa, waited till we were about six hours away from Earth's gravitational field, then cut over to Biggs's velocity intensifier, using which we could look forward to setting foot on Europa within two days at the most."

Such specialized patter will probably give no trouble at all to admirers of Comic-Strip Hero Buck Rogers and his legion of spaceship-flying, planet-exploring imitators. But to those who have never exposed themselves to the comic strips, the pseudo-scientific gobbledygook that...

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