Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stanley Mullen's "Master of the Moondog" (novelette, adventure, free): Treasure hunt on moon

"Moondog" of title is hero's pet - a creature found on the moons of Saturn, one who can give out electric shocks or even damage electrical equipment - hence useful as a weapon.

Tod Denver, hero, is near witness to a murder - murder of a prospector on moon who'd found a mine once worked by Martians & presumably still with enough treasures. That's how he gets the map of the treasure mine. Cops he reports murder to are in murderer's pay; so the bad guys are now after hero too!

Of course, all ends well - & hero is richer with a girlfriend too!

Fact sheet.

First published: Planet Stories, July 1952.
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Rating: B.
Related: Fiction set on moon.