From the Publisher
“One of the masters of pulp science fiction.” —Library Journal
"Un maestro del relato corto de acción." —Robert A. Heinlein
“. . . the adventure ones are just so much fun, that you wish there were more things written like them.” —Kevin J. Anderson
"Un narrador excelente con total dominio del ritmo y del argumento." —Publishers Weekly
“Also very highly recommended in this outstanding series is L. Ron Hubbard’s Under the Black Ensign, a riveting tale of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas.”
—Midwest Book Review
"Máxima intriga en un entorno fascinante de gran colorido." —Tim Powers
Read an Excerpt
The time-honored cry of the sea floated down to them from the foretop. “Sail ho!” All eyes went aloft. The lash was momentarily forgotten. The sail must be very close, otherwise it would not have been announced.
“Where away?” shouted Mannville.
“Off the starboard, coming across our bows!”
Men leaped to the rail. The haze of light cast up by the sun on water momentarily blinded them. And then they saw the ship. It was sailing against the morning sun, full-rigged, tall-masted, gilded sterncastle sparkling. It was a bark of about sixty guns. Against the light, its sails looked black.
Even as they stared at it, a roll of bunting went up the truck and burst. Its identity was unmistakable. A grinning skull against an ebon field.
—L. Ron Hubbard