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ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE AUGUST 1930
     

ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE AUGUST 1930

by Harry Bates
 
VOL. III, No. 2 CONTENTS AUGUST, 1930


COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI
_Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "The Planet of Dread."_

THE PLANET OF DREAD R. F. STARZL 147
_A Stupid Blunder--and Mark Forepaugh Faces a Lifetime of Castaway
Loneliness in the Savage Welter of the Planet Inra's

Overview

VOL. III, No. 2 CONTENTS AUGUST, 1930


COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI
_Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "The Planet of Dread."_

THE PLANET OF DREAD R. F. STARZL 147
_A Stupid Blunder--and Mark Forepaugh Faces a Lifetime of Castaway
Loneliness in the Savage Welter of the Planet Inra's Monster-ridden
Jungles._

THE LORD OF SPACE VICTOR ROUSSEAU 158
_A Black Caesar Had Arisen on Eros--and All Earth Trembled at His
Distant Menace._

THE SECOND SATELLITE EDMOND HAMILTON 175
_Earth-men War on Frog-vampires for the Emancipation of the Human Cows
of Earth's Second Satellite._ (A Novelet.)

SILVER DOME HARL VINCENT 192
_In Her Deep-buried Kingdom of Theros, Phaestra Reveals the Amazing
Secret of the Silver Dome._

EARTH, THE MARAUDER ARTHUR J. BURKS 210
_Deep in the Gnome-infested Tunnels of the Moon, Sarka and Jaska Are
Brought to Luar the Radiant Goddess Against Whose Minions the
Marauding Earth Had Struck in Vain._ (Part Two of a Three-Part
Novel.)

MURDER MADNESS MURRAY LEINSTER 237
_Bell Has Fought through Tremendous Obstacles to Find and Kill The
Master, Whose Diabolical Poison Makes Murder-mad Snakes of the Hands;
and, as He Faces the Monster at Last--His Own Hands Start to Writhe!_
(Conclusion.)

THE FLYING CITY H. THOMPSON RICH 260
_From Space Came Cor's Disc-city of Vada--Its Mighty, Age-old Engines
Weakening--Its Horde of Dwarfs Hungry for the Earth!_

THE READERS' CORNER ALL OF US 279
_A Meeting Place for Readers of Astounding Stories._

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The Planet of Dread

_By R. F. Starzl_

[Illustration: _This time Forepaugh was ready for it._]

[Sidenote: A stupid blunder--and Mark Forepaugh faces a life of
castaway loneliness in the savage welter of the planet Inra's
monster-ridden jungles.]


There was no use hiding from the truth. Somebody had blundered--a
fatal blunder--and they were going to pay for it! Mark Forepaugh
kicked the pile of hydrogen cylinders. Only a moment ago he had broken
the seals--the mendacious seals that certified to the world that the
flasks were fully charged. And the flasks were empty! The supply of
this precious power gas, which in an emergency should have been
sufficient for six years, simply did not exist.

He walked over to the integrating machine, which as early as the year
2031 had begun to replace the older atomic processes, due to the
shortage of the radium series metals. It was bulky and heavy compared
to the atomic disintegrators, but it was much more economical and very
dependable. Dependable--provided some thick-headed stock clerk at a
terrestrial supply station did not check in empty hydrogen cylinders
instead of full ones. Forepaugh's unwonted curses brought a smile to
the stupid, good-natured face of his servant, Gunga--he who had been
banished for life from his native Mars for his impiety in closing his
single round eye during the sacred Ceremony of the Wells.

The Earth man was at this steaming hot, unhealthful trading station
under the very shadow of the South Pole of the minor planet Inra for
an entirely different reason. One of the most popular of his set on
the Earth, an athletic hero, he had fallen in love, and the devoutly
wished-for marriage was only prevented by lack of funds. The
opportunity to take charge of this richly paid, though dangerous,
outpost of civilization had been no sooner offered than taken. In
another week or two the relief ship was due to take him and his
valuable collection of exotic Inranian orchids back to the Earth, back
to a fat bonus, Constance, and an assured future.

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