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Brigands of the Moon

Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings
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Gregg Haljan was aware that there was a certain danger in having the giant spaceship Planetara stop off at the moon to pick up Grantline’s special cargo of moon ore. For that rare metal — invaluable in keeping Earth’s technology running — was the target of many greedy eyes. But nevertheless he hadn’t figured on the special twist the clever Martian brigands would use. So when he found both the ship and himself suddenly in their hands, he knew that there was only one way in which he could hope to save that cargo and his own secret — that would be by turning space-pirate himself and paying the Brigands of the Moon back in their own interplanetary coin. (From the Gutenberg e-text)

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23 West 47th Street, New York 36, N. Y.

Copyright, 1931, by Ray Cummings


Our ship, the space flyer, Planetara , whose home port was Greater New York, carried mail and passenger traffic to and from both Venus and Mars. Of astronomical necessity, our flights were irregular. The spring of 2070, with both planets close to the Earth, we were making two complete round trips. We had just arrived in Greater New York, one May evening, from Grebhar, Venus Free State. With only five hours in port here, we were departing the same night at the zero hour for Ferrok Shahn, capital of the Martian Union... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 10, 2014
Subject: Brigands of the Moon
An OK story, got to a point where it was a little hoo hum, but it resolved itself in the end. The readers were good for the most part.

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