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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: RadioArchives.com
- Audible.com Release Date: August 31, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0752Y4R8J
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Captain Future #18 Red Sun of Danger Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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The Futuremen, the side-kicks of Captain Future, are recruited by Earth's president to infiltrate the underground resistance on Roo, and learn who is involved, and why they want to evict the colonists.
The Futuremen include Dr. Simon Wright, who is now only a brain, living in a medical box which keeps the brain alive; Grag, a giant robot who likes to argue; and Otho, an android/synthetic man. Not members of the Futuremen are Marshall Ezra Gurney and Joan Randall, who are both friends of Curt Newton and members of the Planetary Police.
These friends of Captain Future and the Captain himself succeed in infiltrating the gang that is responsible for causing the troubles, and eventually find their way to tribe of the natives, who are red-skinned and have beaks, but otherwise are similar to humans.
Here they discover the reasons for the native unrest, which is not hatred of humanity per se, but rather someone has made them believe that the Roos' ancient gods disapprove of humanity, and will punish Roo for allowing the humans to remain on Roo.
Captain Future and friends look into the history of the ancient gods, and Captain Future decides that maybe they aren't a myth, but were perhaps based on a real people, who ruled the galaxy billions of years in the past, and maybe the myths have to be taken seriously.
The end is somewhat predictable (though most of the Captain Future novels are that way), but has some sadness to it, a fore-runner of the later Future novellas.
Overall this one was better written than the earlier novels, and I thought was the best one that I have read so far (of four total).