ASTOUNDING STORIES MAY 1931

ASTOUNDING STORIES MAY 1931

by Harry Bates
     
 

VOL. VI, No. 2 CONTENTS MAY, 1931


COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSO

_Painted in Water-Colors from a Scene in "Dark Moon._"


DARK MOON CHARLES W. DIFFIN 148

_Mysterious, Dark, Out of the Unknown Deep Comes a New Satellite to
Lure Three Courageous…  See more details below

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VOL. VI, No. 2 CONTENTS MAY, 1931


COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSO

_Painted in Water-Colors from a Scene in "Dark Moon._"


DARK MOON CHARLES W. DIFFIN 148

_Mysterious, Dark, Out of the Unknown Deep Comes a New Satellite to
Lure Three Courageous Earthlings on to Strange Adventure._
(_A Complete Novelette._)


WHEN CAVERNS YAWNED CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK 198

_Only Dr. Bird's Super-Scientific Sleuthing Stands in the Way of
Ivan Sarnoff's Latest Attempt at Wholesale Destruction._


THE EXILE OF TIME RAY CUMMINGS 216

_Young Lovers of Three Eras Are Swept down the Torrent of the Sinister
Cripple Tugh's Frightful Vengeance._ (Part Two of a Four-Part Novel.)


WHEN THE MOON TURNED GREEN HAL K. WELLS 241

_Outside His Laboratory Bruce Dixon Finds a World of Living Dead
Men--and Above, in the Sky, Shines a Weird Green Moon._


THE DEATH-CLOUD NAT SCHACHNER AND
ARTHUR L. ZAGAT 256

_The Epic Exploit of One Who Worked in the Dark and Alone, Behind
the Enemy Lines, in the Great Last War._


THE READERS' CORNER ALL OF US 276

_A Meeting Place for Readers of Astounding Stories._


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Dark Moon

A COMPLETE NOVELETTE

_By Charles W. Diffin_

CHAPTER I

_There Comes a New World_

[Illustration: _Behind them a red ship was falling--falling free!_]

[Sidenote: Mysterious, dark, out of the unknown deep comes a new
satellite to lure three courageous Earthlings on to strange
adventures.]


The one hundred and fifty-ninth floor of the great Transportation
Building allowed one standing at a window to look down upon the roofs
of the countless buildings that were New York.

Flat-decked, all of them; busy places of hangars and machine shops and
strange aircraft, large and small, that rose vertically under the lift
of flashing helicopters.

The air was alive and vibrant with directed streams of stubby-winged
shapes that drove swiftly on their way, with only a wisp of vapor from
their funnel-shaped sterns to mark the continuous explosion that
propelled them. Here and there were those that entered a shaft of
pale-blue light that somehow outshone the sun. It marked an ascending
area, and there ships canted swiftly, swung their blunt noses upward,
and vanished, to the upper levels.

A mile and more away, in a great shaft of green light from which all
other craft kept clear, a tremendous shape was dropping. Her hull of
silver was striped with a broad red band; her multiple helicopters
were dazzling flashes in the sunlight. The countless dots that were
portholes and the larger observation ports must have held numberless
eager faces, for the Oriental Express served a cosmopolitan passenger
list.

But Walter Harkness, standing at the window, stared out from troubled,
frowning eyes that saw nothing of the kaleidoscopic scene. His back
was turned to the group of people in the room, and he had no thought
of wonders that were prosaic, nor of passengers, eager or blase; his
thoughts were only of freight and of the acres of flat roofs far in
the distance where alternate flashes of color marked the descending
area for fast freighters of the air. And in his mind he could see what
his eyes could not discern--the markings on those roofs that were
enormous landing fields: Harkness Terminals, New York.

* * * * *

Only twenty-four, Walt Harkness--owner now of Harkness, Incorporated.
Dark hair that curled slightly as it left his forehead; eyes that were
taking on the intent, straightforward look that had been his father's
and that went straight to the heart of a business proposal with
disconcerting directness.

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