Brigands of the Moon, Audio book, Part One. Embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse on the moon!
The Brigands of the Moon is science fiction novel by Ray Cummings that echoes the classic tales of years past. In this planet hopping journey, we tag along with Gregg Haljan and his crew, on their colossal spaceship The Planetara, as they dock off the bandit infested Moon to pick up valuable Moon Ore cargo.
Moon Ore has been the main sources of energy since Earth has run out of all natural resources making it a precious commodity. Regrettably for Haljan, he did not foresee the play that the Martian brigands had in store for them and in a flash his crew and ship are in the hands of the bandits. There is only one way for Gregg Haljan to get out of this predicament alive and that is by turning into a space pirate himself. Now he is embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse and he must use all his skills and instinct to escape with his head and cargo intact.
Ray Cummings the author
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaCover of a 1958 Ace Booksreprint of Brigands of the Moon, by Ray Cummings.Ray Cummings (byname of Raymond King Cummings; August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957) was an American author of science fiction, rated one of the "founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre". He was born in New York and died in Mount Vernon, New York.
Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. His most highly regarded work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom published in 1922, which was a consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 (where Cummings combined the idea of Fitz James O'Brien's The Diamond Lens with H. G. Wells's The Time Machine) and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories, using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.
During the 1940s, with his fiction career in eclipse, Cummings anonymously scripted comic book stories for Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel Comics. He recycled the plot of The Girl in the Golden Atom, for a two-part Captain America tale, "Princess of the Atom". (Captain America #25 & 26) He also contributed to the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, which his daughter Betty Cummings also wrote.
Ray Cummings wrote in 1922, "Time... is what keeps everything from happening at once", a sentence repeated by scientists such as C. J. Overbeck, and John Archibald Wheeler.
Selected WorksThe Man Who Mastered Time was republished inFantastic Novels in 1950.