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The Blue Peril

by Maurice Renard
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
The Blue Peril (1911), which many consider to be Renard's masterpiece, features invisible alien creatures which live in high Earth orbit and which, feeling threatened by man's incursion into space, retaliate by fishing for men the way we capture fish, and studying our species.

"In spite of the vast progress in the exploration of extraordinary ideas made by 20th century science fiction writers, very few have ventured into territories as exotic as the ones featured herein, and even fewer have done so with the same intellectual boldness and narrative flair."

Cover by Gilles Francescano

Published by Black Coat Press in 2010
ISBN: 978-1-935558-17-0

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