A World is Born

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,156 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,735
Added to site: 2007.09.09
mnybks.net#: 18146

The first ripples of blue fire touched Dio's men. Bolts of it fastened on gun-butts, and knuckles. Men screamed and fell. Jill cried out as he tore silver ornaments from her dress.

Show Excerpt

and began to spin the dial. At last he said, "Okay, c'mon."

Gray realized that he was sweating. Jill was like warm, rigid marble in his hands. And he had another idea.

"I'm going to take the girl as a hostage," he announced. "If I get safely away, she'll be turned loose, her health and virtue still intact. Good night."

The clang of the heavy door had a comforting sound behind them.

* * * * *

The ship was a commercial job, fairly slow but sturdy. Gray strapped Jill Moulton into one of the bucket seats in the control room and then checked the fuel and air gauges. The tanks were full.

"What about you?" he said to Ward. "You can't go back."

"Nah. I'll have to go with you. Warm her up, Duke, while I open the dome."

He darted out. Gray set the atmosphere motors idling. The dome slid open, showing the flicker of the auroras, where areas of intense heat and cold set up atmospheric tension by rapid fluctuation of adjoining air masses.

Mercury, cutting the

Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2013.05.04
Sardo Weems
**...

An old-style pulp action short story. A father and daughter are trying to establish a veteran's home (?) in the twilight zone of Mercury using veterans and convicts, and a ruthless Martian kingpin is trying to thwart them. Let's see, there's one woman on the planet and a heroic convict--I wonder what the chances are they'll find love?

It's a fairly forgettable shoot 'em up.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for A World is Born by Leigh Douglass Brackett - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

After The Ending
by Lindsey Fairleigh
Phantasia
by M.U. Riyadad
Nano Contestant
by Leif Sterling
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
Freedom Incorporated
by Peter Tylee
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
Brain Twister
by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
Banjo Strings
by Larry Winfield

See more popular titles from this genre.