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Davy Jones' Ambassador (1935) [Short Story]
by Raymond Z. Gallun Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Raymond Gallun stated that in 1935 he could not determine from books what the water pressure at the bottom of the ocean actually was. So he performed a home calculation that gave him a figure so high he automatically disbelieved it. This story contains a figure rounded significantly down from what the pressure really is, which turned out to be not far from what he calculated in the first place.

Cliff Rodney, a young bathysphere pilot exploring the monstrous depths of the ocean, is horrified when a strange creature hits his craft hard enough to crack the transparent material separating him from instant crushing death. Further, it has damaged his engines, making him unable to surface. When he passes out a short while later, he knows that he is doomed. Therefore, he is rather surprised when he regains consciousness in an alien, underwater locale, wet, but alive.

Original title: Davy Jones' Ambassador
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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