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Brigands of the Moon

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1930)
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Oct 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: science-fiction
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.
Charles Sheard
It doesn't matter that this isn't literature of the highest sort. It remains enjoyable if for no other reason than it opens a window into the mindset of nearly 90 years ago, and what writers at that time thought of the future and scientific advancement. Everything seems fresh and wide-eyed in the pulp SciFi from this era, and it's easy to forgot what we've learned about space in the mean time to simply go along for the wild ride.
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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

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
Dec 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, action
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.
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I was surprised how much I liked this 1930 science fiction story. I'm fan on classic older sci-fi and not all of it is good. Besides the quirky speculation on what the future would be like including space travel, it is a good space opera story. It may be a hard read if the reader isn't a fan of classic science fiction stories from the 20s and 30s.
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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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