Captain Future and the Space Emperor
By Edmond Hamilton
An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.
President Carthew was in his office when the monster appeared - a giant, hunched creature, bizarrely hideous...The President gaped as a guard appeared in the doorway and pointed his weapon at the fanged being.
"Don't shoot!" Carthew cried, but too late. The beast lay dead on the floor.
Carthew sighed deeply as he confirmed his fears. The corpse on the floor was Sperling, his best secret agent, transformed into this hairy brute by the dread peril that threatened to destroy them all.
Only one man left alive might be able to ward of off total doom. The President flashed an emergency call for Captain Future...
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)
Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific American author of the 'pulp' era. The son of a Civil War veteran, he saw brief military service with the 7TH U.S. Cavalry before he was diagnosed with a heart problem and discharged. After working for five years in his father's business, Burroughs left for a string of disparate and short-lived jobs, and was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler when he decided to try his hand at writing. He found almost instant success when his story 'Under the Moons of Mars' was serialised in All-Story Magazine in 1912, earning him the then-princely sum of $400.
Burroughs went on to have tremendous success as a writer, his wide-ranging imagination taking in other planets (John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus), a hollow earth (Pellucidar), a lost world, westerns, historicals and adventure stories. Although he wrote in many genres, Burroughs is best known for his creation of the archetypal jungle hero, Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs died in 1950.
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