By Earthlight

Cover image for

Download


Author: Bryce Walton (Kenneth O'Hara)
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,582 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,744
Added to site: 2010.10.06
mnybks.net#: 29184
Origin: gutenberg.org

We all have to die sometime, but it's more the manner of our going, and the reason why we must die when we do that's the rub.

Show Excerpt

ess of the cutting down of power, the brief warning of intuition, the concussion. And as consciousness came back again, the knowing that he had hit too hard in spite of the lighter moon gravity.

His head throbbing crazily and around him the absolute darkness and silence and the warm ache in his head, the dizziness and the warm stickiness flowing down his face.

He lay there, afraid of retching. He moved his finger to release more oxygen. He could smell himself, the sharp bite of fear and the odor of blood.

He felt panic. He experimented. He could move easily here where the seven-hundred pound suit weighed only 140 pounds. He switched on the suit's light beam. The anonymous man had said. "Get out of the rocket at once, silently!"

He squeezed out of the barrel, into the larger compartment. He got the compartment door open. Half blind by shock, he was out in the Lunar night. "When you get outside, stop right there. Read the instructions!"

He had a panicky desir

Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **
2014.09.26
Lisa Carr
**...

A world-perched-on-the-edge-of-atomic-war story, about a secret attempt to fool Earth into peace. It's dated, and the physics of the story has problems. In 1953 readers probably said, "gosh!" You probably won't. I didn't.

2012.02.14
Charles
**...

Well-written but ultimately uninteresting "message" sci-fi story typical of the 1950s.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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 By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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 By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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 By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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 By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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 By Earthlight by Bryce Walton - 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.

Phantasia
by M.U. Riyadad
After The Ending
by Lindsey Fairleigh
Nano Contestant
by Leif Sterling
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
The Victor
by Bryce Walton
Bad Medicine
by Robert Sheckley
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells

See more popular titles from this genre.