The Fire People


Read by Tony Oliva

(4.3 stars; 41 reviews)

In effect Professor Newland declared that the curious astronomical phenomena of the previous November--the new "stars" observed, the two meteors that had fallen with their red and green light-fire--were all evidence of the existence of intelligent life on the planet Mercury. (An excerpt from chapter 1. ) (8 hr 8 min)

Chapters

The Coming of the Light 16:19 Read by Tony Oliva
The Unknown Enemy 10:38 Read by Tony Oliva
The Landing of the Invaders 13:28 Read by Tony Oliva
The Meeting 11:28 Read by Tony Oliva
Captured! 13:01 Read by Tony Oliva
Miela 14:47 Read by Tony Oliva
The Mercutian Camp 12:27 Read by Tony Oliva
The Escape 14:33 Read by Tony Oliva
Futile Attacks 13:58 Read by Tony Oliva
Miela's Story 16:41 Read by Tony Oliva
To Save the World 12:19 Read by Tony Oliva
The Landing on Mercury 19:56 Read by Tony Oliva
The Captive Earth-Man 20:33 Read by Tony Oliva
The Ruler of the Light Country 25:45 Read by Tony Oliva
The Mountain Conclave 18:49 Read by Tony Oliva
The Fire Planet 7:47 Read by Tony Oliva
The Fight at the Bayou 27:27 Read by Tony Oliva
Revolution 22:07 Read by Tony Oliva
The New Ruler 25:19 Read by Tony Oliva
In the Twilight Country 19:47 Read by Tony Oliva
Another Light-Ray! 14:44 Read by Tony Oliva
The Theft of the Light-Ray 13:56 Read by Tony Oliva
The Storm 15:02 Read by Tony Oliva
The Water City 20:45 Read by Tony Oliva
Preparations for War 10:57 Read by Tony Oliva
The Battle 19:57 Read by Tony Oliva
The Siege of the Lone City 19:43 Read by Tony Oliva
The End of Tao 26:29 Read by Tony Oliva
The Return 9:27 Read by Tony Oliva

Reviews

Fun

(4 stars)

3 1/2 stars but I’ve bumped it up to 4 stars as I was captivated by the flying girls of Mercury, and intrigued by the social commentary of the story. Very few classic science fiction authors included women in their stories, and although the men in this book were the supposed heroes, I thought the girls stole the show. Aside from that the writing was fairly basic, and the storyline of battling overwhelming alien foes, fun but well used.

(5 stars)

A great book, well written, well read. Provides adventure and raises some questions. I also appreciate that it does not deny the existence of our creator. A refreshing sci-fi.

(3 stars)

Eh. Unique but long and dry at times.