There is a list going around of the top ten Film and TV space ships. I am not all that interested in what non-readers consider important so I decided to put together another list of Science Fiction spaceships – the written kind of SF. I am just getting started and I need suggestions.
This is what I have so far (in no particular order):
Scranton, the City. A Life for the Stars, James Blish. The rust belt city in Pennsylvania is surrounded with a spindizzy field transmitter, the city takes off and has great adventures.
The Skylark of Space – E. E. Doc Smith?s original space ship. The science is incredibly dated, but the adventures are fun.
Rocket Ship Galileo – R.A. Heinlein, I had to include R.A.H. but it was hard picking one of his ships. This one is the most fun.
Heart of Gold, from HHGTHG Douglas Adams. This one made the film list.
“Columbiad” from A Trip to the Moon, Jules Verne
I am blanking. Anyone have any more?????
I will go to my library in the morning and look at the titles. Does the ship in Bradbury’s Machineries of Joy have a name? What was the ship’s name in Nightflyers?