The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Interesting novel that starts in the early Post-Atomic era and concludes far into the future. The first "space flier" (astronaut) dies in the attempt, frozen in interplanetary space. Rescued and defrosted, he does not find the future, run by a perfect computing mechanism obeyed to the letter by a matriarchal government, to his liking. This novel started out a bit slowly, but is ultimately likable. Select
Impactor Determines Composition
The use of an impactor to smash into a small celestial body; watching the impact can determine the composition of the small body.
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