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Under Pressure

78.6% complete
1956
2024
1 time
Fiction in English
Oil industries - Fiction
Science fiction
Submarines (Ships) - Fiction
Suspense fiction
No chapters
Book Cover
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2598
No series
Copyright, ©, 1956, by Frank Herbert
Copyright, ©, 1955, 1956, by Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
To the "special" men
of the United States Submarine Service
- chosen as crewmen on the first atomic submarines -
this story is respectfully dedicated.
The blonde WAVE secretary at the reception desk took the speaker cup of a sono-typer away from her mouth, bent over an intercom box.
May contain spoilers
And then Ramsey had to explain to Janet why he wanted to include "that awful old Obe" in their reunion plans.
Comments may contain spoilers
Also known as The Dragon Under the Sea.
Originally published serially in Astounding from November 1955 to January 1956.
Synopsis not on file
Extract not on file

 

Added: 13-Nov-2019
Last Updated: 25-Jun-2024

Publications

 12-Feb-1974
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
12-Feb-1974
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$1.25
Pages*:
220
Internal ID:
1822
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-23835-4
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-23835-1
Printing:
2
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
John Berkey  - Cover Artist
"Here is a sea story of an imaginary war that somes very close to matching - in suspense, action and physchic strain - any chronicle of real war by C. S. Forester or Herman Wouk...  In this fine blend of speculation and action, Mr. Herbert has created a novel that ranks with the best of modern science fiction." - The New York Times

"It's a spy story, a chase thriller, and a psychological mystery rolled into one, with solid characterization and something to say about the tensions of cold war.  It's one of the few science fiction novels I'll recommend to anyone." - Pittsburgh Press

"This is a fictional story of the future that we should pray will never become a new story of the present." - The Stringfield Daily News
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
First Printing: March, 1974
Second Printing: March, 1974
 01-Nov-2008
Tantor Audio
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
01-Nov-2008
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$12.78
Length:
7 hrs 30 min (273 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   21 Jun 2024 - 24 Jun 2024
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
43583
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Scott Brick  - Narration
From audible.com:

In the 21st century, the United States has all but used up its oil supply. A new source must be found. Our atomic subtugs begin stealing oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last 20 tugs sent to bring back the desperately needed mineral have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is planted aboard the Fenian Ram S1881 as an electronics officer. His assignment: find the saboteur in the four-man crew and bring back the oil.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©1956 Herbert Properties, LLC ℗2008 Tantor

Part of the Audible Plus Catalog

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Author(s)

 Frank Herbert
Birth: 08 Oct 1920 Tacoma, Washington, USA
Death: 11 Feb 1986 Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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