Humanity is poised for a major technological breakthrough with the introduction and maiden voyage of a state-of-the-art rocket. But in the days leading up to the launch, a nefarious plot is hatched that could prove to be the world's undoing. Will the conspirators get caught before it's too late?
"Nothing around those other suns but ashes and dried blood," old Dunbar told the space-wrecked, desperate men. "Only one way to go, where we can float down through the clouds to Paradise. That's straight ahead to the sun with the red rim around it." But Dunbar's eyes were old and uncertain. How could they believe in his choice when every star in this forsaken section of space was surrounded by a beckoning red rim?
Bryce Walton (May 31, 1918 – February 5, 1988) was an American pulp fiction writer. He was credited as a writer for the TV serial Captain Video and His Video Rangers. In 1961, he won the Alfred Hitchcock Best Short Story award. He wrote three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and two of his stories were adopted for the series, including "The Greatest Monster of Them All". This is one of his stories.
Eight Classic Short Stories from The Golden Age of Science Fiction by Bryce Walton. Featured here: "The Mating of the Moons", Security", "Strange Alliance", "Has Anyone seen Kelly", "To Each His Star", "The Victor", "Thy Name Is Woman", and "By Earthlight",
Bryce Walton was a prolific short story writer as well as a popular novelist. He began his career writing for the science fiction pulp magazines, and later moved into the more respectable (and higher paying) mystery short story and Young Adult book fields.
Wildside Press has been working to reissue many of his classic works. Here, then, are four of his action-adventure novels aimed at the Young Adult market (they are quite readable for adults, too):...
Eight Classic Short Stories from The Golden Age of Science Fiction by Bryce Walton. Featured here: "The Highest Mountain", "Dreamer's World", "Freeway", "The Happy Nerd", "The Chasm", "War Game", "The Floater", and "Dark Windows".