Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ross Rocklynne's "Escape through Space" (short story, adventure, free): Riding through solar corona, in a comet's shadow

Illustration by Jay Jackson, accompanying the original publication in Amazing Stories, of short story Escape through Space by Ross Rocklynne. Image shows the two fugitives in spaceship about to enter solar corona.
A communist revolution on Mars, throwing out local royalty, also killed all of royal family, except a teenage princess. Revolutionists want to kill her in a more subtle way.
So they enlist services of Larry Sharon, a visitor from earth, to carry her "safely" to earth; plan is to kill both during their voyage. Story is of the fugitives escaping their interceptors...

Fact sheet.

First published: Amazing Stories, June 1938.
Download full text from Internet Archive. [via Marooned]
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Ross Rocklynne.