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The Fifth-Dimension Tube

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Author: Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,139 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,307
Added to site: 2009.11.10 25742

By way of Professor Denham’s Tube, Tommy and Evelyn invade the inimical Fifth-Dimensional world of golden cities and tree-fern jungles and Ragged Men.

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morning paper to the laboratory. She seemed rather pale.

"Jacaro's gotten through too!" snapped Denham. "He's gotten in a pack of trouble. And he's loosed the devil on Earth. Here--look!" He jabbed his finger at one headline. "And here--and here!" He thrust at others. "Here's proof."

The first headline read: "KING JACARO FORFEITS BOND." Smaller headings beneath it read: "Racketeer Missing for Income Tax Trial. $200,000 Bail Forfeited." The second headline was in smaller type: "Monster Lizard Killed! Giant Meat Eater Brought Down by Rifleman. Akin to Ancient Dinosaurs, Say Scientists."

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"Jacaro's missing," said Denham harshly. "This article says he's vanished, and with him a dozen of his most prominent gunmen. You know he had a model catapult to duplicate--the one he got from you. Von Holtz could arrange the construction of a big Tube for him. And he knew about the Golden City. Look!"

His finger, trembling, tapped on the flashlight picture of the giant lizard of whi

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **
Leah A. Zeldes

A sequel to Leinster's “The Fifth-Dimension Catapult,” this 1933 action-adventure novelette follows Tommy Reames, Prof. Denham and his daughter, Evelyn, into a strange world in another dimension, where the citizens of a golden city are at war with drug-crazed madmen from the jungle and gangsters from Earth. It's pretty pulpy stuff, and by no means Leinster's best, but it was likely thrilling to the teenagers it was intended for.

JoJo Biggins

Written by a 5th grader. Edited by a 7th grader. Skip it.



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