Despoilers of the Golden Empire

Randall Garrett (1927 - 1987)

A handful of men, and an incredible adventure—a few super-men, led by a fanatic, seeking to conquer a new world! The story appears to be about an expedition through space to a planet inhabited by a civilized but technologically backward people, whom the expedition conquer. However, in the last line it is revealed to be anything but that. [T]he story reads like a pulp magazine yarn mixing space travel and classic swashbuckling themes, to the point where the characters even fight with swords, bringing to mind the adventures of Flash Gordon, or the Barsoom stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. - Summary by Wikipedia, with excerpt from text

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Chapters 1-4 Steven Seitel
Play 02 02 Chapters 5-8 Steven Seitel
Play 03 03 Chapters 9-12 Steven Seitel
Play 04 04 Chapters 13-15 Steven Seitel
Play 05 05 Chapter 16 Steven Seitel