Saturday, December 26, 2009

Terror Out Of Space - Leigh Brackett

Novelette

Number of words : 11000
Percent of complex words : 4.3
Average syllables per word : 1.4
Average words per sentence : 10.8


READABILITY INDICES

Fog : 6.1
Flesch : 80.4
Flesch-Kincaid : 4.7



CHARACTERS

Lundy

A policeman on a mission.

Jackie Smith

An unconscious colleague.

Mike Farrell

A bleeding out colleague.


ORGANISATIONS

Tri-World Police

Law enforcement organisation.


PLACES

Vhia

Trade City on Venus.

Nahali

Get canebrakes here.


CONCEPTS

The Madness from Beyond, or The Vampire Lure

"The guys who suddenly went sluggy and charged off the rails all made it clear that they had met the ultimate Dream Woman of all women and all dreams. Nobody else could see her, but that didn't bother them any. They saw her, and she was—She. And her eyes were always veiled."


ANIMALS

Seadragon

Venus sea animal.

Kelp-beasts

What it says.


PLANTS

Flower-things

Can move.


FOOD

Vakhi

Venusian alcohol.

Canebrakes

From Nahali.


RACES

Cloud People

Live in the highlands on Venus.

Plant-men

Small, blue grey transform into green and winged.

The Others

Cannibal lurers.


PLOT

Three space policeman in a bad way in a small vehicle come under the influence of a powerfully hypnotic creature. One of them can function, and meets some plant people and one of the hypnotisers.


3.5 out of 5

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