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Planet Of Dread

By: Murray Leinster
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Planet of Dread" is a science fiction novella written by Murray Leinster. This engrossing story transports readers to a lonely and dangerous extraterrestrial land. After their spacecraft malfunctions, a crew of space explorers crash-lands on an uncharted planet. They are stuck on a hostile and unknown world teeming with hazardous creatures and perilous environments. They must rely on their brains and resourcefulness to live. As the survivors fight for their lives, they learn astonishing revelations about the planet and its inhabitants. It quickly becomes evident that this seemingly lonely world harbors secret terrors and enigmatic powers that threaten their very survival. To return home, the explorers must face their anxieties and discover the planet's mysteries. Throughout "Planet of Dread," Murray Leinster brilliantly creates tension and suspense, keeping readers on the tip of their seats. The novella delves into themes of perseverance, adaptation, and the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of the unexpected and incomprehensible. "Planet of Dread" is a prime example of Leinster's ability to craft immersive and intriguing science fiction stories. It captivates readers with its sense of adventure and exploration, while also inspiring thought on the human spirit's resilience in the face of hardship.

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Murray Leinster

Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a pen name used by William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of genre fiction, primarily science fiction. He wrote and published almost 1500 short stories and essays, 14 film scripts, and hundreds of radio and television plays. Leinster Jenkins, the son of George B. Jenkins and Mary L. Jenkins, was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His father was a bookkeeper. Despite the fact that both parents were born in Virginia, the family resided in Manhattan in 1910, according to the Federal Census. Despite being a high school dropout, he began working as a freelance writer before World War I. His debut tale, "The Foreigner," appeared in the May 1916 issue of H. L. Mencken's literary magazine The Smart Set, two months before his twentieth birthday. Leinster contributed 10 more tales in the magazine over the next three years; in a September 2022 interview, Leinster's daughter noted that Mencken advocated using a pseudonym for non-Smart Set work. Leinster served in the United States Army and the Committee of Public Information during World War I (1917-1918). His writing began to appear in pulp magazines such as Argosy, Snappy Stories, and Breezy Stories during and after the war. He continued to be published in Argosy into the 1950s.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 54Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359328790
  • ISBN-13:9789359328799
  • Item Weight: 81g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.49mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / General