Spacewreck, Ghostships and Derelicts of Space

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Spacewreck, Ghostships and Derelicts of Space, Stewart Cowley
The Hamlyn Group, 1979
98 pp, 38 full color illustrations, 4 b/w illustrations

With the most evocative title in the series, Spacewreck is my favorite of the four TTA books. As the name implies, Spacewreck narrates a series of interstellar spaceship disasters, from radiation leaks, mutated food supplies and eerie disappearance of human crews from intact spacecraft. The artwork is uniformly to a high standard, with a good number of fold-out illustration, while the remaining images are large and well-printed to appreciate the finer details.

 

5 Comments

  1. CR October 16, 2013

    Ah, SPACEWRECK, one of my favourite titles in the whole TTA/Galactic Encounters universes. I loved the idea of seeing these fantastic craft that in real life we’ve not even come close to building, looking like they’ve been abandoned/forgotten for decades or even for centuries.

  2. Francis Brazeau November 21, 2016

    This was my first TTA book as well, very nostalgic for me. Gave a unique perspective on the potential future of space flight and some of the mysteries and ideas presented were worthy of something you may find on Star Trek in its golden days.

  3. admin November 22, 2016

    Thanks for sharing Francis! SPACEWRECK wasn’t my first TTA title, but its my most memorable and, in my humble opinion, the best of the lot.

  4. Thierry October 16, 2018

    I’ve the TTA titles for decades now, and SpaceWrecks is always my favourite !
    I love so much those alien spaceships like archeological artefacts from a far futur…

  5. me Mc me October 20, 2018

    I used to own this book back in the 90s inspired me …

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