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(The first book in the Space: 1999 series)
A novel by

Moonbase Alpha is Earth's supreme achievement. The dark side of the moon, once so mysterious, now stores containers of smoldering radioactive waste, refuse from Earth. Then, in 1999, the serene satellite is ripped apart by a thermonuclear explosion and the 311 inhabitants of Alpha whirl through space on a runaway moon where survival is a game of chance with the life forces of the universe.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 1975 : UK Paperback

Title: Breakaway (Space 1999)
Author(s): E C Tubb
ISBN: 0-234-77804-0 / 978-0-234-77804-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dobson Books Ltd
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August 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Breakaway (Space 1999, #1)
Author(s): E C Tubb
ISBN: 0-671-80184-8 / 978-0-671-80184-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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February 1975 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Breakaway (Space 1999 S.)
Author(s): E C Tubb
ISBN: 0-86007-843-4 / 978-0-86007-843-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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