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Red Death Over China

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Heroes, honor and impossible odds. American pilot John Hampton is an in-between--he stands for nothing definite, cares about nothing, and knows nothing he wants.
Owing allegiance to no nation, Hampton hires himself on as a pilot in the midst of China's civil war. On one side is Chiang Kai-shek and, on the other, the army of Mao Tse-tung--for whom he now works.But after his...more
ebook, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Galaxy Press (CA) (first published January 1st 2012)
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Great story.

Again Hubbard manages to create a very unlikely hero. In fact, at the outset of the story I was worried that this "hero" wouldn't not make anything happen.

I do like that this series has such a wide variety of characters and settings. You think of PULP fiction as being "formula", but if that were true, Hubbard definitely broke the mold.

This story is a military setting between Japan and China. They are fighting for a strategic landmark that will turn the fate of the war. This is a high...more
Red Death Over China is not a typical pulp fiction story and that’s why I enjoyed it so much. The second reason I enjoyed this 1937 tale reprinted from the pages of War Birds magazine is due to the fact that all of L. Ron Hubbard’s pulp fiction is immensely exciting. Hubbard demonstrated an acute understanding of genre writing and during his long career he mastered them all – air adventure, westerns, fantasy, science fiction, crime suspense and many more. Red Death Over China falls into the air...more
The audiobook brings the story to life - great for a 1 hour commute.
Steven Brandt
Here come three more stories from L Ron Hubbard in Galaxy Audio’s Golden Age Stories series. The Crate Killer and Wings Over Ethiopia are chock-full of Hubbard trademark action and adventure, but it was the title story, Red Death Over China that caught me by surprise.

I was intrigued by the character of John Hampton. Here’s a guy who seems to have no purpose, no ambition, almost no will to live. Hampton is a man with a big empty center and nothing to fill it with. He’s an ace pilot but flying doe...more
Lena Nguyen
Audio book: FANTASTIC! The realistic sounding sound effects and different voices made the story come to life. The audio and everything else was perfect! I didn't have the books on me, but it was still great. Without a doubt, Hubbard is an amazing author. His short stories are captivating and strong. Galaxy Audio has done a great job in fulfilling their name by using professional voice actors and original music that matches the mood of the story. They couldn't have done a better job. I wouldn't h...more
A trio of L. Ron Hubbard's pulp tales packed as part of a series from the erstwhile Galaxy Press operation. While this is available in a trade paperback edition, I ended up listening to the audio version, which combines two-fisted narration with fairly generic music and sound effects. The title story is actually reasonably engaging, but the other two stories are pretty lightweight pieces, and the second barely even managed to keep my attention.
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L. Ron Hubbard was a popular pulp writer of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mysteries and westerns during the 1930s and later founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

Known Pseudonyms:
Frederick Engelhardt
Kurt von Rachen
Rene LaFayete/Rene La Fayette/René Lafayette
Frankie Rohne
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