The Space Rover

The Space Rover


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The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat







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The Space Rover


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Young Winford heads a desperate escape from the prison mines of Mercury.

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when he examined the log. Winford, however, did not press the question about the cargo.

"Who is the owner, Captain?"

"The Interstellar Transportation Company, New York, Silas Teutoberg, president."

Winford leaped to his feet.

"Repeat that name, Captain," he ordered harshly.

"Silas Teutoberg," sullenly complied the officer. "But don't be so excited. He has already resigned."


A crafty light appeared in the captain's eyes. He sensed a slight advantage in retaining this knowledge himself.

"I decline to answer," he stated.

The lambent flames leaped ominously in Winford's eyes. He toyed with the ray pistol expressively, then glanced up at a sudden interruption. The control room door had opened, admitting Jarl and Ragna.

"The crew is all accounted for," announced Jarl. "We imprisoned a hundred men and have control."

"Very good, Jarl," replied Winford calmly. "Ragna, take these two navigating officers down and lock them up with the r

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I'm adding a star because this was written in 1932 and they didn't know any better. Prisoners from the mines of Mercury escape, hijack a couple of space ships, and fly from Mercury to Jupiter in 3 weeks to get revenge. Oh, there are ray guns.

The hero is very heroic. Everyone talks the same except for the Martian, who uses Martian words once in a while.

The plot is all that drives the story; it's not very good pulp.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - D.W. Whitlock has been a storyteller for most of his life. Starting with short stories scribbled in crayon, animation flip-books, stop-motion and later CG animation for television and video games. While pursuing a career in animation, writing has always been the first step, from short descriptions to detailed backstories. As a life-long reader and book lover, crafting thriller novels felt like the natural evolution of those first forays into writing. When not writing, D.W. enjoys gaming,… Read more