A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!

Harry Harrison

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Over 4,000 miles in length, intended to sustain a pressure of 1,000 atmospheres while accommodating cargo and passengers traveling in excess of 1,000 miles per hour, the Transatlantic Tunnel is the greatest engineering feat in the history of the British Empire, a project worthy of Her Majesty's Empire in this the eighth decade of the twentieth century.

If the project is a success, the credit will belong to Captain Augustus Washington, the most brilliant engineer of our age. It is Washington's greatest hope that his success will at last erase the family shame inspired by that other Washington, George, traitor to his King, who was hanged by Lord Cornwallis more than two centuries ago.

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Chapter One
A HURRIED MESSAGE AND
A DANGEROUS MOMENT
Leaving Paddington Station, the Flying Cornishman seemed little different from any other train. Admittedly the appointments were cleaner and newer, and there was a certain opulence to the gold tassels that fringed the seat cushions in the first-class carriage, but these were just a matter of superficial decoration. The differences that made this train unique in England, which was the same as saying unique in the entire world, were not yet apparent as the great golden engine nosed its way over the maze of tracks and switches of the station

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"A genuine flavour of Verne... Very enjoyable."--M. John Harrison

"The novel's plot is complicated and immensely satisfying.... Mr Harrison skilfully inserts all the certainties and basic decencies of the Victorian novel into a revised contemporary setting.... It is a book which I can recommend with all my heart."--Auberon Waugh

"The More Technically Minded Gentlemen of the Reading Public will, I venture to say, find much that is Enjoyable and Most Humorous in A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! Hurrah! for the most redoubtable Mr Harrison--may his imagination Long Continue in such a Queer Vein as this." --infinityplus


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Harry Harrison

HARRY HARRISON, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories, divides his time between Ireland and California.

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A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
Harry Harrison

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765327864
ISBN10: 0765327864
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$14.99
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