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Dead World

Auhtor: Jack Douglas

Language: english
Published: 1961

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 132
eBook size: 135Kb

Review by Michael Gallagher, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Dead World':

Out on the ice-buried planet Commander Red Stone led his Free Companions to almost certain death. They died for a dangerous dream that had only one chance in a thousand trillion to come true. Is there a better reason for dying?

Excerpts from the Book 'Dead World':


... by order of the Inter-Galactic Council. -Short History of The United Galaxies YUAN SALTARIOstarted it. He was serving in my Company and he was one ...
... years after Rajay-Ben and I had a bellyfull of the Glorious War of Survival and they chased us all the way out here, they turned right around and made ...
... are the men of Mandasiva's Sirian O Company. Tomorrow Rajay-Ben's boys may be your worst enemies, and Mandasiva's troops your best friends. It all ...
... into the Company. Maybe I should have been thinking about this one single non-Earthman and the something he was carrying inside him, but I didn't, and ...
... wastes of the dead planet. Rajay-Ben was in on the contract. We took two battalions, one from my Red Company, and one from Rajay-Ben's Lukanian Patrol. ...
... hit that bullet-head for ransom! Then we stopped laughing. We had won the battle, but Arjay-Ben was a crafty old soldier and his sabotage squad had ...
... She cried so much I had to agree to go. I loved her too much to be able to stay and see the look on her face as we both died when she knew I could ...
... My Third Battalion showed up when we had just less than an hour to live. They took us off. The Earth mining outfit haggled over the contract because ...
... Then I was down on the ice. They were easy to see. Black uniforms with white wedges. Pete O'Hara's White Wedge Company, Earthmen. I don't like fighting ...
... I was making my plans when the tall old man stood up on the small, jutting top of that mountain. The tall old man stood up and a translating machine ...
... see a faint glow far below. The glow grew brighter and the car stopped. Far below the glow was still brighter. We all stepped out into a long corridor ...
... need is another two days, perhaps three. Can you hold off an attack for that long? Why? I asked. Portario smiled. All right, Commander, you should ...
... began to believe he was right. If you aren't caught just right? Portario's black eyes watched me. We could burn up or stay frozen and lifeless. We ...
... do know. They know plenty now. O'Hara's beamed them in. So we must hurry, Portario said. Three days, Commander, will you protect us for three ...
... boys would be good. We'll split the fee three ways. Yuan Saltario said, Thanks, Red. I said, Thank me later, if we're still around. We beamed the ...
... old Free Companion from Earth. I'm the last, and I said a silent good-bye to O'Hara. By the sixth hour Rajay-Ben had only ten ships left. I had twelve. ...
... rather die trying to live the way they wanted to live than go on living in a world they did not want. And I told them of the great United Galaxies, ...
... status in your country.

Out on the ice-buried planet, Commander Red Stone led his Free Companions to almost certain death. They ...
... visible. Nevertheless, it was not without tenants. In a hollow between two of the spars, under the shadow of one of the casks, lay the form of a man. ...
... strangers if you just stop to think about the kind of an animal they'll put in a ... Henry Hasse The Beginning Relentlessly, a narrative as ...