Four-Day Planet

H. Beam Piper

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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.

№ 2 in the Federation series.

This book has 57,346 words, 101 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.

Production notes: This ebook of Four-Day Planet was published by Global Grey on the 17th January 2021, and updated on the 14th April 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Rain Landscape' by Wassily Kandinsky.

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