Pirates of the Gorm

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1932
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,947 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,101
Added to site: 2009.07.04
mnybks.net#: 24610
Origin: gutenberg.org

The trail of vanished space ships leads Grant Pemberton to a marvellous lake of fire.

Show Excerpt

t?"

He ignored her question. "The first thing we've got to do is find out where we are." His flash sought the window switch and found it. He went over and pressed it. A section of the beryllium-steel casing slid smoothly open, disclosing a thick flawless quartzite port. He stared out at the dark pattern of space. Long he gazed, then a stifled exclamation reached the girl.

"What is it?" she cried.

"Come and look," he told her gravely, and made room for her.

* * * * *

At first she saw only the unwinking stars of space. Then her eyes shifted forward. Jupiter lay ahead, a vast cloud-girt disk. It was ominously near. Somehow it gave the effect of rushing straight at her.

Right along the equator floated, or seemed to float, a huge red oval--the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. She had heard of it before. But what caught her immediate attention was a tiny flare of intense illumination, right in the very heart of the Spot. Bright orange it was, tinged with yellow, dazzling even at

Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.01.07
Paulo Respighi
**...

As the title might suggest, this is a space opera. The hero works for the Interstellar Secret Service, and his job is to find out why spaceliners were disappearing without a trace near Jupiter. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Earthmen, Martians, Ganymedans, and Venusians die in the course of the story, but that's just too bad. Along the way, the hero picks up a love interest.

It's a pulp story, with remarkable inventions that never get explained. Don't expect more than that.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for Pirates of the Gorm by Nathan Schachner - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... 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 Cure
by Deirdre Gould
Chausiku
by Pamela E. Cash
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
Citadel
by Kevin Tumlinson
Dead Ringer
by Lester del Rey
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
Skin Game
by Charles E. Fritch
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

See more popular titles from this genre.