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In the Orbit of Saturn

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Published: 1931
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,603 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,412
Added to site: 2009.06.05 24362

Disguised as a voluntary prisoner on a pirate space ship, an I. F. P. man penetrates the mystery of the dreaded "Solar Scourge."

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nt, gorilla-like, and roaring like a beast, charging at a half-naked youth apparently only half his size. It seemed that those tremendous arms must break him at the first touch.

But the grasping hands slipped off the lithe body as if it were oiled, leaving only angry red welts along Quirl's ribs. As the officer edged away he planted two blows on Gore's nose, which began to bleed freely.

Again Gore rushed, and spat! spat! two seemingly light blows landed on his face, opening a cut above his eye and another on his cheek bone. In a few seconds of battling he had become a shocking sight, with his features almost obscured by welling blood.

Again Quirl measured him, and this time, instead of evading the grasp of the mate's eager arms, he stepped right between them. Like a wraith he slipped into their embrace, and before they could grasp him, standing so close that his chest almost touched his adversary's, he whipped a right to Gore's jaw. It was the kind of punch that makes ch

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
JoJo Biggins

A childish story of pirates in space. Lots of melodrama, poor characterization, and goofy technology. Worth a quick read if you've nothing else to do.

Paulo Respighi

In the orbit of Saturn is where the space pirates live. Quirl Finner, an undercover agent of the Interplanetary Flying Police is captured by pirates, along with a shipload of rich kids on their way to Titan.

Death rays, healing machines, a breeding colony for supermen, an invisibility screen and slavering pirates--they're all here. And, in a completely unexpected turn of events, the hero falls in love with the fierce captive beauty.



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