The Port of Peril
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||Otis Adelbert Kline|
|Illustrator||J. Allen St. John|
|Cover artist||J. Allen St. John|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Publisher||The Grandon Company|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Prince of Peril|
The Port of Peril is a science fiction novel by Otis Adelbert Kline. It was first published in book form in 1949 by The Grandon Company in an edition of 3,000 copies. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in November 1932 under the title Buccaneers of Venus.
Set on Venus, the novel concerns Robert Grandon whose wife Vernia is kidnapped by the Huitsenni, a race of pirates. Grandon pursues them to their hidden port where, after joining forces with rebels, he overthrows their king. He discovers that Vernia has been taken to the north. He follows and eventually rescues his bride. They are both then captured by the Huitsenni and must be rescued by an army of allied nations working with the Huitsenni rebels.
Astounding reviewer P. Schuyler Miller received the novel favorably, saying "If you like the Burroughs sheer adventure formula, this is better Burroughs than [Burroughs] has done himself for a long time."
- 1932, USA, Weird Tales, Pub date November 1932, magazine serialization in 6 parts as Buccaneers of Venus
- 1949, USA, The Grandon Company OCLC 1145489, Pub date 1949, Hardback, first book publication
- 1964, USA, Ace Books F-294 OCLC 10823054, Pub date 1964, Paperback
- "Book Reviews", Astounding, October 1950, p.127
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 316.
- Crawford, Jr., Joseph H.; James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant (1953). "333", A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel. Providence, RI: The Grandon Company. p. 38. OCLC 3924496.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 255. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
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