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Secret Barrier X (Perry Rhodan) [Paperback]

W.W. Shols

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Futura Publications; paperback / softback edition (22 July 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860079007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860079002
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11 x 1.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Penetrate the Secret Barrier 22 Dec 2004
By Bruce Gray - Published on Amazon.com
In book 16 of this Space Opera, we're in the middle of a short quartet of adventures on Venus.

Thora, beautiful Arkonide military commander, is still in the hands of the rebels against Perry Rhodan's New Power government. Perry takes a spaceship and attempt to rescue her, only to realize that the ship he has flown has no radio code for the secret Venusian base. Accordingly, the super computer turns on all Venusian defenses, effectively sealing the planet against any further landings. Perry and his small crew must fight on land - a land swarming with Venusian monsters and storms.

Thora's group is eventually captured by a second rebel group - a group that does not like the first rebel group, nor do they like the rule of the New Power. Perry allows Thora to remain in their camp - not only to teach her a lesson, but to allow her to cause confusion and strife among the rebels. The story concludes in #17 - "The Venus Trap".

I've never been this impressed by a series. I'm reminded of old cliffhangers like "Buck Rodgers" or "Flash Gordon" when reading these marvelous books. This series is still being published in Germany and is now well over 1,800 volumes. It's too bad American publishers stopped these after only about 120 books. I had to learn to speak, read, and write German in order to continue reading Perry Rhodan.

This book also contains another editorial, and another science fiction movie section. There is no fan letters page in this volume. But there are two stories - one continuing adventure, and one short story - beginning a series of science fiction shorts at the end of each volume of Rhodan stories. Although these stories have nothing to do with Perry Rhodan, they are worth looking at. Well worth reading the entire series.
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