Bastei Lübbe #25001, ISBN 3-404-00752-2, 174 pages, 16 chapters, 39 lines/page
Translation of "Planets of Peril" by Dr. Ingrid Rothmann
Alpha 1 - Station of the Lost. In the center of Moonbase Alpha Commander John Koenig stared frightened at the wall sized view screen. From the surface of the mysterious planet Psychon, a white-bright energy ball with phenomenal speed rose up. Frightened Koenig thought of Torens and Frazer, the two pilots of the Scout ship Eagle One. The Eagle lay exactly ahead of the course of the energy ball! "Commander - the thing is racing straight for us!" Frasers hoarse voice sounded from the loudspeaker in the Command Center. Helplessly John Koenig sat in his contoured chair. "Speed up, try to get away!" he roared desperately. "Evade! Damn..." His voice died. White lightning flickered over the view screen, dipping everything into sharp light and Koenigs eyes seemed to burn. Then silence prevailed. Eagle One transmitted no more. . .
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