One Against The Legion PDF é One Against PDF/EPUB ²

One Against The Legion➞ One Against The Legion free download ➣ Author Jack Williamson – Varanus.us SPACE VENGEANCE I am omnipotent and omniscient I want every man on every planet to shudder and grow pale when he thinks of Me For I have suffered gross injuries that must be avenged This sinister mess SPACE VENGEANCE I am omnipotent and omniscient I want every man on every planet to shudder and grow pale when he thinks of Me For I have suffered gross injuries that must be avenged This sinister message and a loathsome serpent like trademark were the only clues the Legion of Space had to the identity of One Against PDF/EPUB ² Mankind s most evasive and horrible enemy But meanwhile, He or IT had meticulously begun to destroy the worldThe Legion of Space was well accustomed to facing mortal peril in the black depths of outer space in order to defend humanity against its unearthly foes But even they were to find their courage and ingenuity tested to the utmost limits in their fight against the vile phantom that called itself God and shrouded the Universe in an incredible web of terror.

One Against The Legion PDF é One Against  PDF/EPUB ²
  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • One Against The Legion
  • Jack Williamson
  • English
  • 01 December 2017
  • 0722191723

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  1. says:

    First publishedin Astounding in 1939, and the third intallment of The Legion of Space series This is the end of the pre golden age pre van Vogt, Heinlein, Asimov, Sturgeon scifi post E G Burroughs, Doc Smith, Hamilton Great adventure, comic bookcharacters, a fun good, clean, beautiful , old school yarn.


  2. says:

    The third installment of Jack Williamson s Legion of Space tetralogy, One Against the Legion, initially appeared in the April, May and June 1939 issues of Astounding Science Fiction A short, colorful and fast moving novel, it reacquaints us with the Legionnaires Jay Kalam, Hal Samdu and Giles Habibula John Star and his extended family only make cameo appearances in this one Whereas in book 1, The Legion of Space, the Legionnaires had defended our solar system from the jellyfishlike Medu The third installment of Jack Williamson s Legion of Space tetralogy, One Against the Legion, initially appeared in the April, May and June 1939 issues of Astounding Science Fiction A short, colorful and fast moving novel, it reacquaints us with the Legionnaires Jay Kalam, Hal Samdu and Giles Habibula John Star and his extended family only make cameo appearances in this one Whereas in book 1, The Legion of Space, the Legionnaires had defended our solar system from the jellyfishlike Medusae invaders, and in book 2, The Cometeers, from the threat of a 12,000,000 mile long comet, here, the threat to mankind is of ahuman nature the Basilisk, a criminal whose theft of a secret weapon enables him to accomplish seemingly miraculous feats of teleportation across billions of miles and eavesdropping The story takes the form of a classic mystery, as no one knows just who the mysterious Basilisk really is, and there are many prime suspects Much of the action takes place on the New Moon readers may recall that our old satellite had been destroyed by Aladoree Anthar during the war with the Medusae , an artificial orbiting world that is part casino, part pleasure resort And taking up the brunt of the action mantle this go round is Capt Chan Derron, a Legionnaire who had been arrested and jailed in the mistaken belief that he is the archcriminal, and who now, an escaped convict, must try to clear his name by tracking down the real madman The novel provides us with much of Habibula s criminal background history, only teasingly referred to in previous installments, as well as a meatier role for Samdu, who had been reduced to pretty much a lumbering cipher in The Cometeers In one early scene, Samdu tells the perpetually whining Giles to shut up a long overdue statement, most readers will feel, despite Giles innate lovability The novel has been written by Williamson in the best of pulp styles, although some instances of fuzzy writing do crop up when the author writes of Andromeda, for instance, we don t know if he s referring to the constellation or the galaxy , as well as inconsistencies a mysterious object that enters our solar system is said to weigh 10 million tons 70 pages later, it is said to weigh 20 million tons Williamson also coins a new word in his tale, with most unfortunate results His made up word for a futuristic building material is cellulite how could he know that 40 years later, this word would actually be coined to refer to our bodies lumpy thigh fat Quibbles aside, however, One Against the Legion is a prime example of a Golden Age sci fi mystery, which ends on a most satisfying note indeed.I mentioned before that the Legion of Space series is a tetralogy the final installment, Queen of the Legion, would be released 44 years later , but this is not strictly true In the 1967 Pyramid paperback edition of One Against the Legion there appeared, for the first time, a novella length tale featuring Giles Habibula alone, and entitled Nowhere Near And by the way, I believe that just last year, a posthumous Legion tale, The Luck of the Legion, was released In many ways, Nowhere Near can lay claim to being the most realistic Legion story thus far Set on a space station constructed on an ice asteroid 65 light years from Earth, at the edge of a cosmic anomaly that has been warping time, space, gravity and magnetic fields, the tale dishes out a fascinating theory of cosmogony that incorporates Karl Schwarzschild s gravitational radius statement of 1916 In the story, Giles arrives at the ice asteroid the eponymous Nowhere Near in the company of a mysterious woman, while the station s commander, Lars Ulnar yes, a distant relative of John Star himself views their visit as most untimely The baffling anomaly had recently begun to swell alarmingly, and before long, some monstrous machines begin to emerge from it The reader makes the acquaintance of another son of John Star in this tale, Ken, now a captain of the survey ship that had been monitoring the anomaly, and his is one cool presence indeed In this compact little tale, that elusive sense of wonder is in great evidence, and the origin of the machine invaders an imaginative one that few readers will foresee My only problem with this story is Williamson s descriptions of the Nowhere Near station itself They are almost impossible to visualize the station is some kind of doughnut shaped affair either on or under the asteroid maybe both with spokes and counter spinning hubs and inner slices of cylinders that are pierced to be used as space valvesAARRGH , and this is a real shame, as the asteroid and its space base are major players in the tale The reader s imagination will surely be put to the test here, and I myself just did as well as I could It was all worth it, though, as the story really is a mind blowing one Taken together with One Against the Legion, it turns this old paperback into one helluva double feature


  3. says:

    Fantastic SiFi from one of the early masters Follow the adventures of 3 members of the legion Highly recommended


  4. says:

    A solid old school 4 though a sizable chunk of it is for the Nowhere near novella.


  5. says:

    Un pregevole esempio di fantascienza galattica secondo i canoni della prima met del Novecento avventure spaziali in mondi sconosciuti al fianco dei coraggiosi membri della Legione dello spazio, contro il misterioso e inafferrabile ladro detto Basilisco che sembra essere in grado di mettere le mani su qualsiasi cosa e di uccidere chiunque lo ostacoli.Anche se un po lontano per canoni narrativi dalla narrativa fantascientifica odierna risulta comunque un romanzo solido, con gradevoli elementi f Un pregevole esempio di fantascienza galattica secondo i canoni della prima met del Novecento avventure spaziali in mondi sconosciuti al fianco dei coraggiosi membri della Legione dello spazio, contro il misterioso e inafferrabile ladro detto Basilisco che sembra essere in grado di mettere le mani su qualsiasi cosa e di uccidere chiunque lo ostacoli.Anche se un po lontano per canoni narrativi dalla narrativa fantascientifica odierna risulta comunque un romanzo solido, con gradevoli elementi fantascientifici pulp la videoonda , quelli della cometa che risultano piacevoli per chi ama lo sci fi di una volta e che contribuiscono a definire l ambientazione le vicende della Legione dello spazio infatti coinvolgono diversi volumi.Piacevole il personaggio del vecchio ex ladro e legionario Gilles Habibullah, che trasuda esperienza pratica e carisma


  6. says:

    One Against The Legion 1939 This is classic space opera, complete with Bug Eyed Monsters BEMs that kidnap the girl, and a simpering elderly alcoholic grifter intended as comic relief I was actually well entertained by the cliche of it all, but I don t think I could read a lot of this sort of thing In the end, I found the ending too abrupt, even for writing of that era but satisfying Nowhere Near 1967 was written 30 years after the rest of The Legion of Space novels, but is definitely One Against The Legion 1939 This is classic space opera, complete with Bug Eyed Monsters BEMs that kidnap the girl, and a simpering elderly alcoholic grifter intended as comic relief I was actually well entertained by the cliche of it all, but I don t think I could read a lot of this sort of thing In the end, I found the ending too abrupt, even for writing of that era but satisfying Nowhere Near 1967 was written 30 years after the rest of The Legion of Space novels, but is definitely a continuation in the same universe It attempts to back justify some of that universe in terms of acontemporary cosmology but of course even that update is now 45 years old, and some of the original trivial concepts cannot be erased from the story line For anyone who has read the original Legion of Space novels, this updated novella should also be read


  7. says:

    Un pochino meglio dei due romanzi precedenti, poich sembra pi un giallo, anche ben organizzato, che la classica spacconata sci fi Peccato che il finale davvero pessimo ed il romanzo si chiude in maniera davvero deludente.


  8. says:

    1980 grade CSeries book L5aka Nowhere Near


  9. says:

    4 stars from Sandy 4 stars from Sandy


  10. says:

    A trilogy 3.

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