Raiders from the Rings

Alan E. Nourse
science fiction
Raiders from the Rings - Alan E. Nourse

"We have watched your planets for millenia."

The creature that spoke was barely three feet tall, with wrinkled gray skin and monstrous eyes....

"Yours is a war of children. Only children would slaughter each other out of ignorance and fear. Only children would fail again and again to learn the lessons of their foolishness."

It was true. The underground people of Earth were united in terror and desperation against what they considered a frightful threat from the skies. They had sent a mighty armada into space, rushing in lethal orbit towards Mars. The Spacers – still really Earthmen themselves – were poised for the counter-blow. The great fleet at Asteroid Central had sufficient warheads to reduce Earth to a cinder.

"But we also know the greatness of your spirit, the precious spark which we cannot allow you to extinguish."

Now Ben Trefon understood that in the Black Belt of Power bequeathed to him by his father rested the final hope of the human race!

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Release date: 1962
Genres: science fiction
Updated: August 20, 2021
Other books by Alan E. Nourse
Trouble on Titan
A Man Obsessed
Rocket to Limbo
Scavengers in Space
Star Surgeon
The Invaders Are Coming!
Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories
The Counterfeit Man and Other Stories
The Universe Between
Psi High and Others
Rx for Tomorrow
The Bladerunner
The Fourth Horseman
Short Works of Alan Edward Nourse