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by Bob Caso,Jim Meskimen,Richard Pasqualone,Tait Ruppert,Kelly Ward,R.F. Daley,L. Ron Hubbard

eBook Beyond all Weapons: A Science-Fiction Saga of a War for the Stars (Science Fiction  Fantasy Short Stories Collection) download ISBN: 1592122469
Author: Bob Caso,Jim Meskimen,Richard Pasqualone,Tait Ruppert,Kelly Ward,R.F. Daley,L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio; First Edition, Unabridged edition (July 21, 2012)
Language: English
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Series: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection.

Series: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection. I was happy to oblige, because it had been a while since I listened to an audio drama. When I was in high school and college, I enjoyed popping them into my CD player, and listening while I did schoolwork or crafts. Back then, my go-to was . Wells (anyone remember the effect the War of the Worlds radio drama had on people? Ah! Alien invasion!).

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Also includes the science fiction adventures Strain, the story of a space war’s brutality and one man’s struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture, and The Invaders, in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine the attackers. A thrilling space adventure. the terror and excitement builds through to the end. -Publishers Weekly.

The Conquest of Space. Stories from the Golden Age presents the best of L. Ron Hubbard’s fiction from the heyday of storytelling, the Golden Age of the pulp magazines. In these eighty volumes, readers are treated to a full banquet of 153 stories, a kaleidoscope of tales representing every imaginable genre: science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery, thriller, horror, even romance-action of all kinds and in all places. Because the pulps themselves were printed on such inexpensive paper with high acid content, issues were not meant to endure.

Also includes the science fiction adventures "Strain," the story of a space war's brutality and one man's struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture; and "The Invaders," in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine the attackers. the terror and excitement builds through to the en. Author(s): L. Ron Hubbard. Series: Stories from the Golden Age. Genre: Sci Fi, Short Stories. Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2012.

Science Fiction or Fantasy Short Stories. A collection of classic science fiction stories. The narrator tells the story of a man he knew from childhood. These short stories feature advanced sci-fi technology and other fantastical things not possible in our world. Reunion Arthur C. Clarke. The Voice in the Night William Hope Hodgson. A schooner is approached by a small rowboat. He always wore a black cloak and a wide brimmed hat pulled down over his face. He kept to himself and never caused any trouble.

Also includes the science fiction adventures Strain, the story of a space war's brutality and one man's struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture; and The Invaders, in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine.

Also includes the science fiction adventures Strain, the story of a space war's brutality and one man's struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture; and The Invaders, in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine the attackers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Galaxy Press AudioReleased: Jul 21, 2012ISBN: 12699406Format: audiobook. More Audiobooks By L.

These are the best science fiction stories of all time, according to somebody who spent much of her life thinking . Far from being a dark story of a vicious criminal secretly planning a covert murder, Tenn's tale takes a light approach

These are the best science fiction stories of all time, according to somebody who spent much of her life thinking that science fiction sucked. You see, it was only a few years ago that I admitted that I don't like modern science fiction short stories. Far from being a dark story of a vicious criminal secretly planning a covert murder, Tenn's tale takes a light approach. In this world, society views the crime as perfectly legal, if something of a novelty.

Science-fiction and fantasy magazines began to be published in the United States in the 1920s. Stories with science-fiction themes had been appearing for decades in pulp magazines such as Argosy, but there were no magazines that specialized in a single genre until 1915, when Street & Smith, one of the major pulp publishers, brought out Detective Story Magazine.

Hubbard was a pioneer in his use and development of Einstein’s theories of space and time as a plot point in his fiction. In Beyond All Weapons, he explains: As mass approaches the speed of light. it approaches infinity. And, as mass approaches infinity, time approaches zero. Also includes the science fiction adventures Strain, the story of a space war’s brutality and one man’s struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture, and The Invaders, in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine the attackers.

Han Solo of Star Wars could learn a thing or two from Firsten Guide, the tough, wise-cracking rebel leader who’s light years ahead of his time—and about to lead his crew into a battle that’s Beyond All Weapons. Because the force is most assuredly with Firsten.He and his fellow colonizers of Mars have faced a brutal crackdown engineered by Earth’s tyrannical government. But the resourceful Firsten has developed an extraordinary new fuel that enables him and his hardy band to escape into space—and time.Escape, however, is not enough. Firsten wants revenge. But the universe is full of unexpected twists and turns. Just as Prometheus flew too close to the sun, Firsten will soon discover that when you break the laws of physics, you can get burned.Hubbard was a pioneer in his use and development of Einstein’s theories of space and time as a plot point in his fiction. In Beyond All Weapons, he explains: “As mass approaches the speed of light . . . it approaches infinity. And, as mass approaches infinity, time approaches zero. It was only nine days back from Alpha. But in those nine days, six thousand years have passed by Earth.” It stands as one of the earliest—and most succinct—descriptions of the theory.Also includes the science fiction adventures Strain, the story of a space war’s brutality and one man’s struggle to keep a secret under the pain of torture, and The Invaders, in which the distant crystal mines are under attack until a technician crystallizes a unique strategy to undermine the attackers.“A thrilling space adventure . . . the terror and excitement builds through to the end.” —P.W.
Comments: (7)
Redfury
Great story as are all His Books They are a joy to listen too. Thank you
Binthars
Reads to a 8th grade level. Good summer beach reading.
Froststalker
Very engaging story by a greet story teller.
Uleran
Beyond All Weapons, a thrilling space adventure about the colonists of Mars wanting to get away from and destroy the tyrannical government that has taken over Earth and is threatening to take over Mars. You can actually feel the fear and strength in each and every one of the Spacemen, as they are wanting to fight to get back what is rightfully theirs. The team of Spacemen manage to get their hands on a new fuel that would make it possible for them to reach light speed and take them all out of their solar system. They have just enough fuel for the ships to arrive at a new habitable planet, which only took 9 days, covering several thousand light years. Again, in only 9 days, which causes a lot of confusion and raises many questions as to how this is possible.
Though having many questions after reaching the new planet, they press forward
making a weapon that would allow them to return to Earth and defeat the tyrannical government. Unfortunately, they discover something more horrifying after all is said and done.
The terror and excitement builds through to the end, and Hubbard has a way of putting such a twist at the end, it made us actually sit back and ponder the genius of this story. We all found this story very exciting, yet fearful. As with it being such a well acted
audiobook, Beyond All Weapons actually felt realistic at times.

There are also two short stories that come with Beyond All Weapons; Strain and The Invaders.
Strain kept us clinging to our pillows as it unfolded, as the acting in this story is frightfully good! With tales of war, torture, and secrets, this is definitely a great 'campfire' story.
The Invaders was a great Sci-Fi story for those trying to get kids excited about these types of stories. It features officers, crystals, and even creatures, and is filled with adventure, excitement, and even a little humor on the side!

So if you're looking for a thrilling and engaging science fiction story, I completely recommend Beyond All Weapons.
Bundis
The latest release from Galaxy Press is a real treat because it features three classic science fiction tales from the golden age. The title story, Beyond All Weapons, tells the tale of Firstin Guide, a tough rebel who leads a group of colonists off earth to escape the tyrannical government. What follows is a suspenseful and often grim tale of survival amidst the hope of one day returning to earth to rescue their families and destroy the Polar regime. Long time fans of Hubbard's work will recognize elements in the story similar to those found in his classic novel To the Stars. But Beyond All Weapons is still a wholly unique and thrilling story. I think if he hadn't written To the Stars then Beyond All Weapons might have been remembered as a classic of space travel after its appearance in the January 1950 issue of Super Science Stories. The second story, Strain, is a compelling and taut thriller that would have made a great episode on the old Outer Limits television show. A study of men under duress and holding dear to their patriotic duty, the ending was a surprise and initially seemed perfunctory. So I read the story again and savored it at a slower pace and I now realize how expertly Hubbard set up the plot. Strain is a classic. The final entry, The Invaders, offers a lighter tone, but still features some wonderful hard-boiled writing by Hubbard. Gedso Ion Brown, a technician from the Extra Territorial Scienticorps, has been sent to offer assistance in the alien attacks being suffered at the Crystal Mines. To say more would give away the twist ending. You'll just have to read it to find out what happens. All in all, these are three great stories from the glorious golden age of science fiction pulps!
zmejka
Recently, Galaxy Press provided me with a free copy of their science fiction audio drama Beyond All Weapons by L. Ron Hubbard and asked me to give an honest review. I was happy to oblige, because it had been a while since I listened to an audio drama. When I was in high school and college, I enjoyed popping them into my CD player, and listening while I did schoolwork or crafts. Back then, my go-to was J.R. Tolkien or H.G. Wells (anyone remember the effect the War of the Worlds radio drama had on people? Ah! Alien invasion!). Listening to an audio drama is a different experience than some of the more popular storytelling – movies and television. It requires a bit more imagination, but isn’t as restrictive as a book, which you need to sit and hold.
About Hubbard

Before Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games, there was the works of L. Ron Hubbard. If you aren’t familiar with Hubbard, he was a pulp fiction writer in the 1930’s and 1940’s, a literary golden age when short stories were gobbled up at the rate of our weekly television shows. Pulp magazines didn’t feature the fancy prose of Shakespeare or Jules Verne, but there was some great storytelling in them and Hubbard was a favorite. He drew inspiration from his stories straight from his real life, because he wasn’t the type of writer to just sit back and dream up adventure – he wanted to live it!...And, yes, he also invented Scientology, but first and foremost, he was a writer!

Hubbard wrote everything from sea adventures to science fiction, and Galaxy Press has made many of his short stories into audio dramas. The set they graciously sent me, Beyond All Weapons, contains three of his stories, which amounts to about two hours of entertainment. Here’s a brief synopsis of each:
“Beyond All Weapons” (Main Feature)

(via Galaxy Press) Han Solo of Star Wars could learn a thing or two from Firsten Guide, the tough, wise-cracking rebel leader who’s light years ahead of his time—and about to lead his crew into a battle that’s Beyond All Weapons. Because the force is most assuredly with Firsten.

He and his fellow colonizers of Mars have faced a brutal crackdown engineered by Earth’s tyrannical government. But the resourceful Firsten has developed an extraordinary new fuel that enables him and his hardy band to escape into space—and time.

Escape, however, is not enough. Firsten wants revenge. But the universe is full of unexpected twists and turns. Just as Prometheus flew too close to the sun, Firsten will soon discover that when you break the laws of physics, you can get burned.
“Strain” (Bonus Story)

Captain Forrester de Wolf and Flight Officer Morrison of Earth are shot down and taken prisoner by the Saturnians. The captain has heard stories about the torture the Saturnians inflict on their prisoners and he tries to prepare his flight officer, but once they are separated, he knows it’s up to him to protect the secrets of Earth’s battle plan. He must resist their interrogations and find a way to escape.
“The Invaders” (Bonus Story)

Gedso Ion Brown, a technician from the Extra-Territorial Scienticorps, is ordered to go to the Crystal Mines to help them build a weapon to further their fight against alien attacks. While there, Gedso faces an arrogant general who has little more respect for him than the convicts under his command. The general wants Gedso to behave like every other technician and make him a weapon bigger and badder than the one he’s already using, but Gedso wants to take another approach. What develops will amaze you.
My Review

I don’t have much time for crafts right now, so I listened to the Beyond All Weapons collection while I worked. My desk is a cubicle, so it helped to block out the other people who were making phone calls and chatting around me, which helped me be more productive.

I was pleased by the quality of the recording. The voice actors were enjoyable to listen to. They were expressive and easy to imagine, and had that “old school” grammar and tone you’d expect from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Hubbard’s stories were a product of his time. Many of the science fiction elements are outdated and come across as ideas you’d see in a C-rated movie, like the aliens from Saturn in “Strain”. His portrayal of women as slightly naïve, fragile creatures is a bit backwards; however, those ideas were common for the golden age of pulp fiction. Once you accept them as that, you can appreciate how his stories captured the charm of that age.

Hubbard was a natural storyteller. He thoroughly developed his worlds and was a pioneer in his use of Einstein’s theories of space and time in storytelling. He also included plot twists and turns as good as Hitchcock. At times, I felt like I was listening to the Twilight Zone. New storytellers can learn a thing or two from him.

Without giving anything away, I loved the twist in “Beyond All Weapons”. It was completely unexpected and served up a lesson for listeners, which I love to see in storytelling. I also enjoyed the humor in “The Invaders” and the tension of “Strain”, but my favorite character was Gedso in “The Invaders”. He was cool and collected in the face of his adversary, the kind of character you can root for.

My only complaint may be more of a personal preference, something others may handle better than I…

*Spoiler Alert*

“Strain” would have been more enjoyable without the sound of the animals being tortured. I had to skip forward through those parts. It made my stomach churn. On the other hand, that may well prove that the sound mixers did an excellent job putting the audio together.

*End Spoiler*

I would definitely recommend Galaxy Press’s Beyond All Weapons audio drama to anyone who enjoys audiobooks and science fiction. I had a lot of fun listening to it. I personally plan on checking out their other collections, because I was so impressed by this one.