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The Terror from the Depths

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Published: 1931
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,630 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,138
Added to site: 2009.06.15
mnybks.net#: 24425
Origin: gutenberg.org

Commander John Hanson challenges an appalling denizen of the watery world Hydrot.

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ll as a courageous and dependable officer. "When Mr. Correy relieves you, please inform him that I am taking a watch below, should he need me." Hydrot was looming up in the television disk, and I wished to be rested and ready for action when we landed.

* * * * *

I was awakened by an uncomfortable warmth, and when I glanced at my watch the explanation was obvious. We had penetrated the outer gaseous envelope of the world that had so recently given birth to a continent, and Correy was driving the Ertak through at reckless speed.

When I entered the navigating room, Correy glanced up guiltily at the surface-temperature gauge and then hastily saluted.

"We're reducing speed, sir," he said. "Atmosphere is rather denser than I had expected. Hendricks reports the air breathable, with a humidity of one hundred. And--tell me, sir, what do you make of the appearance of the Kabit now?"

I bent over the hooded television disk anxiously. The Kabit was in the cente

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2013.08.27
Paulo Respighi
**...

A pretty standard space adventure. A sightseeing space liner ends up captured by a snakelike thing on a watery planet. The space patrol has to figure out how to free the ship before the passengers die.

The characters are stereotyped two-dimensional guys. No woman anywhere. The descriptions are boring. The plotting is okay.

2011.02.04
Henry L. Ratliff
***..

A new continent appears on a planet far, far away.

It is complete with a terror from below.

It holds a space ship in it\'s crasp.

Your job, free it.


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