The Judas Valley

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Author: Gerald Vance
Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,159 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,438
Added to site: 2008.06.08
mnybks.net#: 21162
Origin: gutenberg.org

Why did everybody step off the ship in this strange valley and promptly drop dead? How could a well-equipped corps of tough spacemen become a field of rotting skeletons in this quiet world of peace and contentment? It was a mystery Peter and Sherri had to solve. If they could live long enough!

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o Fomalhaut V.

It was a busy two weeks for everyone involved. Captain Peter Wayne, as a central part of the team, spent much of his time planning his attack. His job would be the actual climbing of the mountain where the double-nucleus beryllium was located. It wasn't going to be an easy job; the terrain was rough, the wind, according to Jervis, whipped ragingly through the hills, and the jagged peaks thrust into the air like the teeth of some mythical dragon.

Study of the three-dimensional aerial photographs taken from the Mavis showed that the best route was probably up through one end of the valley, through a narrow pass that led around the mountain, and up the west slope, which appeared to offer better handholds and was less perpendicular than the other sides of the mountain.

This time, the expedition would have the equipment to make the climb. There were ropes, picks, and crampons, and sets of metamagnetic boots and grapples. With metamagnetic boots, Wayne thought, they'd be

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2015.09.24
JoJo Biggins
****.

One of the more interesting stories on this site. Well done, and keeps your interest to the end. Something mysterious kills men on an alien planet. The hero must discover the answer before it's too late.

2012.08.12
Sardo Weems
***..

A puzzling and intriguing mystery sci-fi story about deaths on an alien planet. Fifty-nine men and one love interest land on a world that killed most of the first scout ship that landed.

You don't start thinking about things like biological impossibilities until the ending, so you can finish it without any alarm bells going off. A good little pulp adventure tale.


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