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Captain Future's Challenge

By Edmond Hamilton

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

CAPTAIN FUTURE FACES FIERY SOLAR DEATH

It was ten o'clock, solar time, when disaster struck. At exactly the same moment, gravium mines on Mercury, Mars and Saturn were totally destroyed by an unidentified army. Without gravium - the life-blood of interplanetary civilization - the system would perish.

Meanwhile, Captain Future struggled on the floor of a moving space craft, his arms and legs bound by steel ropes. He did not know why he'd been captured - only that the system was in grave danger - that he was needed...

As Captain Future was plunged through space, towards a deadly orb of flaming gases - the raging inferno of the sun - he planned his daring escape. It was to be the most dangerous gamble of his life.

Biographical Notes

Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977)
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Edmond Hamilton was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was something of a child prodigy, graduating from high school and undertaking his college education at Westminster College at the young age of 14; he dropped out aged 17. A popular science fiction writer in the mid-twentieth century, Hamilton's career began with the publication of his short story 'The Monster God of Mamurth' in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales. After the war, he wrote for DC Comics, producing stories for Batman, Superman and The Legion of Superheroes. Ultimately, though, he was associated with an extravagant, romantic, high-adventure style of SF, perhaps best represented by his 1947 novel The Star Kings. He was married to fellow SF writer Leigh Brackett from the end of 1946 until his death three decades later.

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  • ISBN: 9780575133440
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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