Lunar Vengeance by John Russel Fearn

There was no indication in Atkinson’s notes as to whether his creations had proved to be as blissfully innocent as he had expected; nothing to explain the wrecking of his equipment. If the robot man and woman had done that, then they were capable of anything.

Finally collected into one anthology, six classic short stories written by sci-fi legend, John Russell Fearn.

Lunar Vengeance begins with the first ever attempt at reaching the moon. One giant leap for man quickly turn to tragedy and confusion as the rocket plummets back to Earth.

Hartley Dean, or ‘Hart’ to his co-workers, cannot believe what has happened, he simply must find out what caused such a catastrophic accident.

Could it have something to do with an ancient civilisation being uncovered in the Egyptian Sahara, Tri-Konam?

Hart is determined to find out for himself.

But will he too lose his mind?

Deadline in Space tells the story of unrest on a Plutonian outpost.

The year at the start of events in The Arbiter is 2080 and war has finally been eradicated from the world.

The Mental Gangster begins with five criminals making their escape from an asteroid penitentiary beyond Pluto.

In the post-atomic world of March of the Robots humanity needs rebuilding.

In Solar Assignment, Len Dayton and Rex Lanson are on a mission to explore Pluto for resources.

 

Praise for John Russell Fearn:

“… A pioneer of science fiction […] he was one of the Greats of the earlier ages, and his name should be there with Hugo Gernsback, John W. Campbell, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Murray Leinster, and all the others whose thoughts and works formulated today’s modern science fiction.” — John Carnell, New Worlds

John Russell Fearn was an extremely prolific and popular British writer, who began in the American pulps, then almost single-handedly drove the post-World War II boom in British publishing with a flood of science fiction, detective stories, westerns, and adventure fiction. He was so popular that one of his pseudonyms became the editor of Vargo Statten’s Science Fiction Magazine in the 1950’s. He has always had a substantial cult following and has been popular in translation around the world. His other works with Venture include The Golden Amazon, Waters of Eternity, and War of the Scientists.

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