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Ocean On Top

(1973)
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Light on Bottom...

The light was artificial. Believe it if you can. I realise that for a normal person it's hard. Wasting watts to light up the outdoors is bad enough. Spending the world's limited power to illuminate the sea bottom, though - well, for a few moments I was too furious to think straight. My job has brought me into contact with people who were careless with energy, with people who stole it, and even with people who misused it; but this was a brand-new dimension!

I was lower now and could see acres and acres of light stretching off to the north, east, and west until it blurred out of sight. Acres and acres lighted by things suspended a few yards above the level bottom, things visible only as black specks in the centre of slightly brighter areas.





Then I got my anger under control, or maybe my fear did it for me. I suddenly realised that if I hit bottom the way I was heading I might never be able to get back to the...





Ocean on Top.




 
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Duchess of Padua: A Play (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 1-4510-1057-5 / 978-1-4510-1057-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 1976 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top (Sphere science fiction)
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 0-7221-2444-9 / 978-0-7221-2444-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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June 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top (UQ1057)
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 0-87997-057-X / 978-0-87997-057-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 1-5318-1529-4 / 978-1-5318-1529-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Ocean on Top
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   


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