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Danger in the Dark

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Fortune hunter Billy Newman is not a man of great strength or physical courage. Like a young Johnny Depp, he gets by on his wit, wiles and good looks. And he’s had quite a good run—striking gold in the Philippines and buying his very own island in the South Seas. . . .

But there’s trouble in paradise, and Billy’s in the thick of it. The island’s crops are failing. The islan
Paperback, 136 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by Galaxy Press (first published 2009)
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Oct 23, 2014 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
[This review is of the BOOK, not the Audio Book.]

Danger in the Dark is a book that has three short-stories by Hubbard, written during his height as a pulp writer in pre-War USA.

The first is Danger in the Dark, about Billy who just bought an island near the Philippines, complete with natives and a god. At first Billy thinks the god is a myth, but as it turns out, he’s a real being! One who causes earthquakes as he walks, who creates typhoons and plagues.

To appease the god, the natives want to sa
Oct 28, 2010 Chibineko rated it it was amazing
I'm sorry to say that I haven't read any of Hubbard's work aside from `Battlefield Earth'. I'm also sorry that many people haven't read his works, but associate his name more with Scientology (he founded it) & all of the notions (negative & positive) that go along with it. It's far too easy for people to forget that first & foremost, Hubbard was a skilled writer. This book reminded me of that.

There are three stories in this volume, all of which have supernatural tones to them. The fi
Oct 10, 2015 Skjam! rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: l. Ron Hubbard fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: Discount bin
Yes, it’s another of those L. Ron Hubbard reprints; thanks, discount bin!

This time, we have three fantasy stories, none of which have anything to do with the cover. (It’s actually illustrating “Returned from Hell” by Steve Fisher.)

“Danger in the Dark” is set in the Mariana Islands east of the Philippines. Billy Newman was suckered into buying an island with a copra plantation. Unfortunately, a series of disasters, including a smallpox plague, have come to Kaisan Isle, something the natives ascri
Alyssa Archambo Nelson
*I received a free copy of this audiobook from the publisher*

I enjoy pulp fiction and appreciate its significance and influence in the science fiction and fantasy genres today. Danger in the Dark is a collection of three stories, and it is pulp at its finest -- just plain, good fun. As with any collection of short stories, there were some stories that I liked better than others, but there weren't any that I really disliked or hated, so that's a good thing. This was a quick listen and was simply
Jo Stallworth
Aug 11, 2012 Jo Stallworth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the loss of the greatest generation author Ray Bradbury, there is a new spotlight on Sci-Fi's Golden Age. This particular audio set surprisingly combines the best of the written and the visual, the great sound effects calling to mind The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. The voicing is perfect also, with multicast performances, some discs featuring well-known Sci-Fi/Fantasy actors. Some younger readers who are used to the modern Space Opera with stellar effects and character development, ...more
Bryson Kopf
This was a lot of fun; I had been interested in checking out some of Hubbard's pulp year after reading The Amazing, the Incredible, and the Unknown by Paul Malmont. This is a collection of three short tales that showed up in Unknown, including Danger in the Dark, The Room, and He Did Not Like Cats. There is a real mix of stuff; Dark is two-fisted fantasy, The Room is more humorous fantasy, and Cats is straight up horror/humor. My enjoyment of these was also helped by this being a performed audio ...more
Aug 31, 2014 Brent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inclusive selections that make you wanting more. Really appreciated the enhancements making this more a radio drama than a audiobook.
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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.

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the
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