Normally I say "Clifford D. Simak! I'm gonna love this story!"
But I didn't. Even aside from orbital mechanics which were nonsense even in the '40s, it careens from stupid premise and unobtanium, to awesome! cosmic vision, back to stupid deus ex machina and "gets the girl for no reason".

Will see the rest of this issue later.
(note: Editor was Fred Pohl, which is why I'm even looking)

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