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SurfaceTension ... by Alexandra Baltog

SurfaceTension ...


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18.11.2008 at 14:40h
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Humans crash on a distant planet which is earthlike but all but completely water-covered; their ship is too damaged to take off, nor do they have sufficient supplies to survive for long. The humans create a race of microscopic aquatic humanoids to carry on their legacy before themselves dying off. The majority of the story concerns these creatures and their intelligence, curiosity, and evolving technology. In particular, the aquatic humanoids develop a "space ship", or rather "air ship", which enables them to pierce the previously impenetrable surface of the water and travel through what is, to them, hostile space--open air--to other worlds in other bodies of water.

Surface Tension by James Blish ( 1952 )


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18.11.08, 15:05


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Frederick Mann, 18.11.2008 at 14:47h

I know other works of James Blish ...
and am I suppose a science fiction fan
(good reading before going to sleep)

Daniel Avasilichioaei, 18.11.2008 at 15:48h


Anca Silvia B., 18.11.2008 at 17:25h


Rob Nagelhout , 18.11.2008 at 17:27h

Hi Alexandra, this is a very fine surprise that goes straight into my favorites

Leo_nid, 18.11.2008 at 18:06h the climax of the story, the two-inch long wooden spacecraft trundles along on caterpillar treads to the next puddle(!)
Well done

Hans Palla, 18.11.2008 at 18:40h

ars etc. ;o)

Ciao, hans

Sonja K., 18.11.2008 at 18:44h

Looks great!!! :-)

Deryck , 18.11.2008 at 19:13h

I wonder what he would have said to a suggestion of this picture as a cover for his book?
I love it. I also love the way you brought it into a story. You understand this art! Great work

Luc Grollie, 18.11.2008 at 20:50h

you get the greatest ideas doing the !!!!
needs a bit more Dreft !!!
as usual : GREAT !!!!!

Adele Oliver , 18.11.2008 at 21:12h

Cool! Well captured and very fitting for the story. You match the imagination of James Blish!
greetings, Adele

PINDORIUS, 18.11.2008 at 22:06h

clever photographer

BRYAN CRUTE, 18.11.2008 at 22:40h

Great capture, really creative photography


Maguire , 19.11.2008 at 0:26h

very beautiful

Peter Kr., 19.11.2008 at 0:27h

another beautiful experiment and a great result!!

Wayne Tsipouras, 19.11.2008 at 4:59h

Splendid image and interesting story.
Well composed idea.


Volker Vontin, 19.11.2008 at 9:53h

Great galactical image!
lg Volker

Michael Grotkamp , 19.11.2008 at 11:05h

high esthetic shot, great details and light, excellent captured.
greetings Michael

Saska S. , 19.11.2008 at 16:12h

Cool picture, well done.
Regards, Saska

Cees Kuijs, 19.11.2008 at 17:00h

Excellent picture. I`m not such a SFfan, but the picture is great :-))
Greetings, Cees

Dragomir Vukovic, 19.11.2008 at 18:07h

beautiful !!!

CsomorLászló , 19.11.2008 at 19:11h

Excellent idea, and very well in bw

Geoff Ashton , 19.11.2008 at 19:17h

like the detail in this
bw geoff

Comy , 19.11.2008 at 23:09h

very effective pic...

Simona B. , 20.11.2008 at 9:01h

Imi place!!! Original!!!!

Angela .M., 20.11.2008 at 20:02h

simple, but very good!
best wishes

Tom MacDonald, 21.11.2008 at 12:51h


Tom MacDonald, 21.11.2008 at 12:56h

Really cool idea, well executed.

Pascal Viyer, 21.11.2008 at 17:55h

A nice combinaison between Blish vision humanoids and your own approach
I love that kind of work !!
amitié, Alex

Tassos Kitsakis , 22.11.2008 at 18:40h

Very in-Tens-ive…

BR Tassos

Sergio Pessolano, 23.11.2008 at 7:56h

It works great.

Anders Å , 29.11.2008 at 11:14h

Hi Alexandra, what can I say, this is absolutely beautiful (the detailles, the playful and natural grades of dark and ligh, the georgeous reflction ....) and of course it goes straight into my folder of public favourites. Greetings, Anders

DRAGA PUC, 29.11.2008 at 11:24h


Christiane Wüllner, 6.12.2008 at 14:47h

Very very fine one!
:-)) Christiane

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