They tore the delicate wings from its body and the still-flaccid limbs from their places. And when it lay helpless before them they fled away to feast on its juicy, meat-filled limbs. This book is very well written and you can really get a feel for how men can become furtive vermin in such conditions. And — since the novel is by Murray Leinster — how Burl rediscovers conscious thinking and planning, teaches his tribe not just to survive in their harsh environment but to master it, and break out of the primitive cycle to start building civilization afresh. By using real, familiar creatures — many times magnified of course!
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster
Leinster in his "Author's Note" describes a garden spider, and adds,. The Forgotten Planet is one of the pioneer works of science fiction.
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And even those who hate bugs will get a certain amount of satisfaction in the end. Project Gutenberg online versions: The Forgotten Planet — all formats. Their diet consists of overgrown fungus, and occasionally the legs of a luckless moth or butterfly that they catch just emerging from its cocoon: The tiniest butterflies of Earth had increased their size here until their wings spread feet across, and some — like the emperor moths — stretched out purple wings which were yards in span.
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Jenkins William Fitzgerald Jenkins Murray Leinster was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1, short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. An author whose career spanned the first six decades of the 20th Century. Fr see also: Will F. From mystery and adventure stories in the earliest years to science fiction in his later years, he worked steadily and at a highly professional level of craftsmanship longer than most writers of his generation.
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster
Books by Murray Leinster. Trivia About The Forgotten Pla No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A third expedition, intended to complete the seeding with animals, never occurred.
This represents a retcon introduced in "Nightmare Planet. The action of the novel describes the fight for survival by descendants of a crashed spaceship as they battle wolf-sized ants, flies the size of chickens, and gigantic flying wasps. Groff Conklin of Galaxy Science Fiction praised the novel as "Leinster at his exciting, skilled best," declaring "there is almost nothing in the story that is not first-rate.
Gale called it "quite a reading experience". Schuyler Miller similarly reported "the old master is at his best in this one. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.