Under Pressure by Frank Herbert

Description: Twenty subtugs had been lost in the attempt to bring back oil from the undersea fields on the enemy’s borders. A brilliant psychologist-electronics expert is planted in the crew of the subtug Ram to find out what is happening. And theory becomes terrifying reality when, miles deep under the ocean, the minds of the crew begin to crack…

Read by John Horton

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A good ol’ subtug story couched in continuing war (although Russia is only alluded to), and hissing, whistling vintage cassettes. I love the premise here – nicking oil from the enemy’s fields under the sea. Thoroughly enjoyable. 3.5*

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No, not that Captain Sparrow, but any excuse…

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From wiki: The Dragon in the Sea (1956), also known as Under Pressure from its serialization, is a novel by Frank Herbert. It was first serialized in Astounding magazine from 1955 to 1956, then reworked and published as a book in 1956.


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