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Four-Day Planet By H. Beam Piper

Four-Day Planet

H. Beam Piper


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This book has 110 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1961. The book is in the public domain because the copyright wasn't renewed on time.

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Four-Day Planet is a science-fiction novel by H. Beam Piper, first published in 1961. It is the story of Fenriss, a planet with a 2000 hour rotation rate. That is, any given spot on the planet is in darkness for 1000 hours, and sunlit for another 1000. Against this background is the story of a pioneer colony, inhabiting the Four Day Planet so they can hunt 'sea monsters' to obtain the long chain hydrocarbon molecules in their blubber. The protagonist is a 17 year old boy reporter who is investigating the corrupt government of the planet.

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