• Red World of Polaris

  • The Adventures of Captain Volmar
  • By: Clark Ashton Smith
  • Narrated by: William Neenan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A collection of Smith's Captain Volmar stories, including the never before published novella, "Red World of Polaris." Space adventure stories.

Contents:

  • 'The Magellan of the Constellations': An Introduction - Ronald S. Hilger & Scott Connors
  • 'Marooned in Andromeda'
  • 'A Captivity in Serpens'
  • 'The Red World of Polaris'
  • 'The Ocean-World of Alioth' (a fragment)
  • 'Captain Volmar and Crew': An Afterword - Donald Sydney-Fryer

©2003 The Estate of Clark Ashton Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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interesting Read of old sci fi

Frst consider WHEN this was written- almost a HUNDRED Years Ago! i found that alone enough to make the stories fascinating.
Factoring that in, these were pretty amazing & a unique insight into the minds of men in that era.
This is Pre WWII fiction folks, think about that & don't compare it to today's tech savvy culture. Rotary dial phones were high tech back then. People didn't grow up with Black & white TVs in their homes, never mind tablets & pcs! PCs didn't even exist until the 1980's, that's 1/2 a century plus since these were written!
Quite frankly, based on the reviews I expected them to be much worse.
He was quite inventive with his alien intelligent life & imagined plant, animal & combo species.
Taken in context, I found these to be an interesting historical flight back in time to early sci fi works & well worth reading for the true sci fi follower. These are you roots people. Appreciate them for what they are.
Have them for an appetizer, not your main meal.
Thanks to audible for including them in our membership, which is a risk free way to sample them. (If I'd spent a credit, I'd be kicking myself for not having gotten this at my local library, but this saved me the trip!
T he narrator seemed a perfect fit fir me & did a good job.

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A neat look at previously unpublished work

While it is not unusual for past authors to have unpublished works, it is unusual for us to be able to experience them posthumously. Thanks to the investigative work of various individuals, The Red World of Polaris is not only available to us, but here grouped with other works involving the same characters. While not the greatest works by any stretch of the imagination, they are still great reads/listens for what they represent to the genre in general.

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