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Brigands of the Moon

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Our ship the space-flyer Planetara whose home port was Greater New York carried mail and passenger traffic to and from both Venus and Mars.
Paperback, 164 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Echo Library (first published 1930)
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Here is a science-fiction classic, as exciting and ingenious as only a master of super-science could write.

When RAY CUMMINGS took leave of this planet early in 1957, the world of modern science-fiction lost one of its genuine founding fathers. For the imagination of this talented writer supplied a great many of the most basic themes upon which the present superstructure of science-fiction is based. Following the lead of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, Cummings successfully bridged the gap

I have this book in a kindlized version of a Project Gutenberg free ebook, and I let my kindle read it to me on my commute. Although there were some fun ideas in the work, the book was incredibly slow and could have benefited from being cut about 20 percent. There was a lot of redundancy. I can't really recommend it.
Ross Armstrong
Classic science fiction tale from Ray Cummings. Our hero Gregg Haljan is an officer on the Plantara on a trip from Earth to Mars and then back to Earth. He is one of a few of the crew and passengers that knows that on the way back, they are stopping on the moon to retrieve a fortune in ore that has been mined in secret. Little does Haljan know, but brigands have infiltrated the Plantara and are planning on stealing the ore for themselves. A decent actioner for the time. It was originally publish ...more
Norman Howe
This is a true space opera: a tale of piracy and claim jumping set in the future. There is romance"," danger"," murder"," and plenty of high-tech weaponry and gadgets"," but it's all window dressing for an adventure story. Martians and Venerians are substituted for exotic south-seas races and cultures. A small planetoid"," complete with atmosphere and vegetation"," is used in place of a desert island on which to maroon passengers. There is only the minimal attempt to explain the scientific princ ...more
It is the stotry of a space navigaor on the space ship Planetaria. The ship is taken over by space pirates from Mars. Miko was the leader. Anita was his girlfriend. There are battles and in the end Greg Haljan winds the day. The pirates try to steal a load of radium ore. Grantline camp is a base on the moon where the ore was discovered and stored. The battles take place onthe moon.
Not much into scifi but enjoyed this book.
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Raymond King Cummings. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.
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