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Lords Of The Stratosphere

By: Arthur J. Burks
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Lords of the Stratosphere" is an intriguing science fiction short narrative written by Arthur J. Burks, a prolific author noted for his contributions to the genre from the early to mid-twentieth century. The narrative is set in a future where humanity achieved the amazing achievement of conquering the stratosphere. The "Lords of the Stratosphere" title alludes to the pioneers who perfected the art of flying above the Earth's surface. These courageous aviators soar through the skies aboard contemporary aircraft, testing the limits of human capacity and technology. As the story advances, readers are taken on a thrilling journey into the stratosphere with these daring aviators. Burks provides a vivid sense of adventure and amazement by brilliantly describing the pleasure and risk of stratospheric flight. "Lords of the Stratosphere" not only displays Burks' storytelling abilities, but it also depicts the era's infatuation with aviation and the infinite possibilities of human inventiveness. It honors the courageous spirit of exploration as well as the tenacious human ambition to discover new lands.

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Arthur J. Burks

Arthur Josephus Burks (September 13, 1898 – May 13, 1974) was a fiction writer and American Marine commander. Burks was born in Waterville, Washington, to a farming family. On March 23, 1918, he married Blanche Fidelia Lane in Sacramento, California, and they had four children: Phillip Charles, Wasle Carmen, Arline Mary, and Gladys Lura. He joined the US Marine Corps during World War I and began writing in 1920. Burks began writing spooky fiction in 1924 after being stationed in the Dominican Republic and being inspired by native voodoo rites he'd learnt about from Haitian detainees in a military jail. He withdrew from the Marine Corps in late 1927 and began writing full-time. Because of his prolific production, he became known as one of the "million-word-a-year" men in pulp magazines. He wrote around 800 stories for pulp publications. He was well-known for his ability to develop a tale plot from any household object that was suggested to him. His byline appeared frequently on magazine covers. He primarily wrote in the genres of aviation, detective, adventure, science fiction, sports (most notably boxing), and strange threats. Love and westerns were two genres he refused to appear in.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 68Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359328634
  • ISBN-13:9789359328638
  • Item Weight: 102g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.24mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / General