Terror by Satellite

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Terror by Satellite
Terror by Satellite front cover.png
First edition cover showing refugees fleeing in the vegetation destroyed by the mad scientist Commander Hendricks.
Author Hugh Walters
Cover artist Leslie Wood
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Faber
Publication date
1964
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 159
823.91
Preceded by Destination Mars
Followed by Journey to Jupiter

Terror by Satellite is a juvenile science fiction novel, the seventh in Hugh Walters' Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. series. It was published in 1964, in the UK by Faber and in the US by Criterion Books. Later published in Portugal by Galeria panorama under the name Pânico no satélite

Plot summary[edit]

Tony Hale, skilled engineer and amateur radio ham, smuggles a home-made transceiver on board an Earth-orbiting satellite during his tour of duty. This proves invaluable as the commander of the satellite, Hendriks, is a megalomaniac and demands to be made 'Dictator of the World'. To back up this demand, he begins destroying swathes of the Earth's surface using a radiation beam. The only secure link between the Earth and the satellite is Tony's radio.

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