Space Train by Terrence Haile


Suggested to us by none other than Neil Gaiman, Singularity&Co. is pleased to present Space Train by Terrence Haile

First published in 1962, Space Train an exemplary product of its time, and of the explosion of scifi that began flooding the UK in the postwar era. It all tended to be rather mild-mannered, even when things were going horribly wrong: very English. It’s an incredibly fun field trip to a simpler time, when men were men, women were little girls who didn’t understand engines (to be fair, a lot of the men apparently didn’t understand them either), everyone trusted their neighbors, and everything works out all right in the end—even if you go rocketing off out of the Earth’s atmosphere in what is essentially a souped-up Amtrak. Space Train is literally a blast from the past, and a really interesting glimpse into the mindset of the place and time it comes from.