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by Murray Leinster

Operation Terror download ebook
ISBN:
1557426376
ISBN13:
978-1557426376
Author:
Murray Leinster
Publisher:
Wildside Press (March 16, 2006)
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Pages:
116 pages
ePUB:
1465 kb
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1372 kb
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Category:
Action & Adventure
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Rating:
4.9

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Home Murray Leinster Operation Terror. Operation terror, . Allthe wild creatures shrank away from the men. At any sudden movementthe birds tended to fly hysterically about in the dimness, dashingthemselves against the metal wall.

Murray Leinster Lockley threw the speech switch and said sharply, "The Army askedSurvey if any of us had seen anything come down from the sky. I gaveSattell your report to be forwarded.

CHAPTER 1. On the morning the radar reported something odd out in space, Lockleyawoke at about twenty minutes to eight. Lockley threw the speech switch and said sharply, "The Army askedSurvey if any of us had seen anything come down from the sky. It's gone to the Pentagon no. wo radars reported tracking the thing down to a landing near you. On the morning the radar reported something odd out in space, Lockley awoke at about twenty minutes to eight. ePUB eBook, iBooks for iPhone and iPad, Nook, Sony Reader. It was evidently a vehicle ofsome sort, however, because it swung terror beams before it, andterror beams on either side, and when it was clear of the Park itplayed terror beams behind it, too. Men who suffered the lightesttouch of those sweeping beams of terror and anguish moved franticallyto avoid having the experience again. So when something moved out ofthe Park and sent wavering terror beams before it, men moved to oneside or the other and gave it room. On a large-scale map in the military area command post, its progresscould be watched as it was reported.

LibriVox recording of Operation Terror, by Murray Leinster. An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A lone land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson).

Murray Leinster was the pen name William Fitzgerald Jenkins (1896-1975), which he used for most of his science fiction. The exception was when he had more than one story in a magazine issue at which time he would use Will F. Jenkins for one of them. His first science fiction story was The Runaway Skyscraper which appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy.

Murray Leinster was also an inventor and belonged to that generation who took pride in understanding basic principles in engineering and physics. Published on July 25, 2010.

"He speaks with a directness of the heart . . . with a craftsmanship and consistency that warrant the nickname he was given: the Dean of SF." -- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

"Murray Leinster" was the pen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins (1896-1975) - an author whose career spanned the first six decades of the 20th Century. From mystery and adventure stories in the earliest years to science fiction in his later years, he worked steadily and at a highly professional level of craftsmanship longer than most writers of his generation. He won a Hugo Award in 1956 for his novelet "Exploration Team," and in 1995 the Sidewise Award for Alternate History took its name from his classic story, "Sidewise in Time." His last original work appeared in 1967.

"Operation Terror," first published in 1962, is a novel of alien invasion, as inhuman monsters land and their conquest of Earth begins . . .

Reviews:
  • Gann
The idea of the story was interesting and caught my interest fairly quickly. The characters were not developed well, but the plot was. The protagonist kept me thinking through most of the story. This was a good quick read.
  • Vathennece
Old SiFi thriller with a moral twist. Good read. Set in the sixties the author tries to show the bad side of being the only superpower. A position we are in yet again.
  • Small Black
Classic "racist", "sexist" SF. Great stuff.
  • inetserfer
Somewhat entertaining but its age is showing. The solution to the mystery is too obvious (and had become an over used staple of cold war era SF).
  • Gralsa
Not his best
  • Washington
I gave it one star because It has a little of suspense but I figured the end right away. I don't recommend it.
  • Ygglune
good older read. Reflects times past attitudes without the PC demanded anymore. A good look at how things used to be.
Murray Leinster was also an inventor and belonged to that generation who took pride in understanding basic principles in engineering and physics. Because that was the time when techonology was not infinitesimally small enclosed black boxes, but something you could watch growing from the workbench - with sturdy components like tubes and big "coils" being soldered together.
So here lives the dream of great breakthroughs from a single inventor - not just multibillion dollar corporations.
Modern SF writers can never make you feel that good, simply because they have lost that faith.
Also great suspension.