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(1942) Sci-fi (Alien World) / Adventure

From 'Amazing Stories' December 1942.

R: ****

Plot bullets

A spaceship, surveying a planet, is attacked by an automated defense mechanism in the form of a sphere.
The sphere is defeated, but there are lives lost and damage to the ship. They land for repairs.
There are humanoid life forms on the planet.
The people of this planet appear to be non-aggressive and can communicate using telepathy.
These people seem to want to help, but the ship and the lives of the remaining crew are at risk, if they are false.
The dead are buried and repairs started. Now the amazing part of this venture has just begun.