Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel

The solar system needs a hero and it s about to get one in an old fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibilityIt was an age of miracles It was an era of wonder It was a time of troubles It was all these things and except there were no heroes.Naturally, one had to be created.Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raThe solar system needs a hero and it s about to get one in an old fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibilityIt was an age of miracles It was an era of wonder It was a time of troubles It was all these things and except there were no heroes.Naturally, one had to be created.Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret since the murder of Curt s parents.Curt s innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president There s only one way to uncover the evil mastermind Curt must become Captain Future.With the permission of the Edmond Hamilton estate, Allen Steele revives the exciting adventures of Captain Future.
Avengers of the Moon A Captain Future Novel The solar system needs a hero and it s about to get one in an old fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibilityIt was an age of miracles It was an era of wonder It was a time of troubles It was all

  • Title: Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel
  • Author: Allen M. Steele
  • ISBN: 9780765382184
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel”

    1. Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC!Ed Hamilton's old Captain Future stories of the 40's are Golden Age SF staples. or pulp fiction that many people have loved and promptly forgotten through the ages, but not completely forgotten. In case you're wondering what the Golden Age SF is, it's the zap guns, the cyborgs, the Robbie robots, the classic rocket-ships, the dastardly villains and the exotic locations -- It's that kind of thing. :) Goofy names, heavily telegraphed plots, and especially -- the pa [...]

    2. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Modern pulp. Retro scifi. Label Avengers of the Moon whatever you want, but Allen Steele has accomplished something amazing with this novel: resurrect Captain Future and set him up for a return to greatness!Who is Captain Future, you ask?Well, the original pulp series was created by Mort Weisinger and mainly written by Edmond Hamilton, lasting from 1940 to 1951. The hero, Curt Newton, a brilliant scientist who – along with his faithful side-kicks – righted [...]

    3. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/04/09/Whatever can be said about Avengers of the Moon, Allen Steele has accomplished something rare and remarkable here. In his afterword, he suggests that this novel can be viewed as a reboot of Captain Future—a character I was not initially familiar with, though pulp lovers will no doubt recognize this science fiction hero who appeared primarily in a series of adventure stories written by Edmond Hamilton in the 40s. Steele goes on to expla [...]

    4. 3.5 Fun, past paced revival of some old pulp fiction SF. It won't blow you away, but it's a good time.

    5. In the world of pulp fiction superheroes, most modern readers can name a few – Flash Gordon, Doc Savage, and Perry Rhodan, for example.With such a long history there is however a host of once famous, now less well known characters sadly forgotten on the whole. For every Flash Gordon there’s a Tom Corbett, for example. In this list I’d include the hero of this particular novel: Captain Future. Here Allen Steele resurrects an old hero to blast into the future again. The result is as exciting [...]

    6. In 1940, a new pulp science-fiction series debuted: Curt Newton - known as Captain Future - was a young, handsome adventurer as well as a brilliant scientist and intrepid inventor. From 1940 to 1951, Captain Future swashbuckled his way across the solar system, solving problems, righting wrongs and vanquishing foes mainly via the talents of veteran Weird Tales writer Edmond Hamilton. In 1969, eleven year old Allen Steele came across a paperback featuring Captain Future, and, even though the stori [...]

    7. lynns-books/2017/05/04/avTo be honest, I don’t really know if I’ve read a lot of pulp fiction or not – although I think maybe Edgar Rice-Burroughs and even Ray Bradbury qualify? It sounds a little like a derogatory term doesn’t it but basically, pulp fiction was a cheap way of mass producing highly entertaining, fast paced adventure stories and in doing so bringing reading to the masses and allowing them to escape into any number of fantasy worlds – even delving into deepest space and [...]

    8. Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .It was the amazing old-fashioned looking cover that initially drew me eye.Obviously sci-fi. Retro look. Had to check it out. This is the story of a human guy named Curtis who lives on Earth’s moon and was raised by an unlikely trio – a robot, an android, and a disembodied brain in a drone. Once he is grown, he finally learns the secret of who murdered his paren [...]

    9. Curt Newton, aka Captain Future, has led a sheltered life tucked away underground in an isolated secret hideout with his friends, a robot, an android and the disembodied brain of a great scientist.But when Curt’s curiosity gets the better of him he becomes embroiled in saving the solar system from the machinations of an evil mastermind.Avengers of the Moon does have the feel of the type of book that would have been written in the 1950s/early1960s, except that the women are more Cathy Gale and [...]

    10. Perhaps the rating is a little generous, but Steele accomplishes what he talks about in his afterward. This is an attempt at updating, and I personally think a bit of an homage, of Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future. For the most part the updating and homage works, and I think if Hamilton, or his spouse Leigh Brackett, were alive today they would approve.The basic premise remains the same, except Curt Newton is not quite the super scientific genius of Hamilton's tales. There is the living brain Si [...]

    11. 2.5 out of 5 stars -- see this review and others at Avengers of the Moon.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.Allen Steele’s Arkwright popped up on many “Best of” lists in 2016 and I gave it shot, but it was not to my liking. Steele’s writing style was tough to engage with. Luckily, I found Avengers of the Moon to be much more palatable. I was coming in blind to Steele’s previous work as well as the source material for wh [...]

    12. I have come to understand now when I’m done that this book is an homage to the 1940’s pulp sci-fi story about Captain Future, a hero I didn't know about. Now it all makes sense. Why I felt there was missing history lost on me and why it felt like fan fiction. Because it kind of was fan fiction, although not as badly written has fan fiction tends to be. The story was just so incredibly cliché and cheesy, and I was unmoved throughout. I could at times appreciate the old school sci-fi and one [...]

    13. This was a pretty good updating of some old pulp SciFi tropes and, indeed, an old SciFi character and series. Mr. Steele clearly needs a better proofreader, however, as errors such as a character lowering his weapon, and then three paragraphs later lowering it again are common but perhaps that, too, is an intended homage to the old pulps.

    14. I thoroughly enjoyed this space adventure. It is reminiscent of the Golden Age of Sci if and was written in the same style as the original Edmond Hamilton stories of Catain Future. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a light fun space adventure.

    15. 6'5-7/10An entertaining new origin of a famous hero of the pulp magazines, Captain Future. The setting is very interesting, altough the story sometimes is naive. I'm interested in this universe if the author continues writing about it.Review in english: dreamsofelvex/201Reseña en español: dreamsofelvex/201

    16. Ah, the pulps. That is, the first magazines aimed at the masses, in the days before cinema. You couldn't go to the movies or watch TV (neither had been invented yet) but you could buy a cheap magazine (printed on wood pulp) with fiction stories meant to entertain. I discovered Doc Savage (written under the pen name Kenneth Robeson by several writers [the publisher owned this pen name]) in the 1970's in used bookstores and devoured as many as I could get my hands on (again, used paperback books w [...]

    17. It lost points cause all the women who have names is 'beautiful' in this. I don't get why he had to repeatedly bring up beauty. I mean I get Curt hasn't met many women in his life but even the Commander on the spaceship who doesn't even met Curt is mentioned as a beauty. Anyway, I digress. This was through and through a classic adventure story. You have the main character who has a sad origin and trains repeatedly to have revenge. You have a bad guy who seemingly is in the darkness and nothing m [...]

    18. Avengers of the Moon is a good Captain Future novel as well as a good Allen Steele novel. I was a little undecided for a while as to whether or not his re-booting Curt and the gang was a good idea, but the book is fun to read and was apparently fun for him to write, so I decided that it was all good. My first thought was that if Heinlein had done a Buck Rogers re-boot fifty years ago instead of writing The Moon is a Harsh Mistress we would be the poorer for it, or if Asimov had written a Flash G [...]

    19. Wow this was completely different from what I expected. I thought this was going to be a deconstruction and re-imagining, somewhat in the vein of Edgar Cantero's _Meddling Kids_.This is actually more of a YA "Captain Future: Year One" written with somewhat updated science and technology, as well as erasing some of the dated social conventions and racial stereotypes from the pulps. The clues were all there, but I failed to see them. The carefully retro cover, the "Golden Age" quote from David Bri [...]

    20. I liked the idea of a Flash Gordon pulp SF serial hero in new adventures. I've never heard of Captain Future, but I bet the IP is cheaper than Flash Gordon, sowhy not?Steele does a fine job adapting 30s-era outlandish space-opera ideas to current science. His solar system as posited seems plausible enough to set aside the ridiculousness and enjoy the ride. His workmanship is competent in narrative and story structure, so this isn't a hard read. Unfortunately, his characters are weak, often barel [...]

    21. In the afterword to Avengers of the Moon author Allen Steele writes about his discovery of Captain Future and the Futuremen in a Popular paperback reprint he found on a drugstore spinner rack at the age of 11. His introduction to the series was similar to mine, which is to say, I anxiously awaited his revival of the characters in a new adventure.Avengers of the Moon is as much a reimagining of the cast’s origin story as it is a new adventure, with both tightly woven together into a seamless sp [...]

    22. An interesting book about the (first) adventure of Curt Newton (who takes on the name Captain Future). Raised on the moon by a self-aware android, robot and a brain encased in a drone, he learns who murdered his parents and sets out to avenge them. But as he is about to get his act of revenge, he gets pulled into a plot to assassinate the President of the Solar System. And now he has a new mission: to discover who is behind the assassination attempt.Using characters from the Edmond Hamilton vers [...]

    23. Captain Future was a rather improbable space opera pulp science fiction series of the 1940s that many of us baby boomers enjoyed re-released in paperback form when we were 11 and 12 years old in the 1960s. This authorized installment is Allen Steele's homage to those glory days, and somewhat of a reboot and origin story with modern characterization, modern story telling and more plausible science and technology. But can we really go back and relive our childhood and update it at the same time? I [...]

    24. Nice homage to pulp science fiction of the 1940s and early 1950s, based on an actual series about Captain Future. Curt Newton is an orphan, raised secretly by a cyborg mentor to his parents, a robot with increasing sentience and emotion, and an android originally created for a different purpose by his parents. Most of the story involves his search for revenge against the powerful politician who killed his parents early in his career. Turns out everyone gets mixed up in a possible revolt against [...]

    25. This is a reboot of Edmond Hamilton's 40's space opera character Captain Future. It's very nostalgic in a creaky, cliched sort of way, there's still the mostly decorative female love interest, albeit more on the ball than the original, the totally improbable plot and wafer thin characters and despicable villains. This sort of space opera was already on they way out when I read them in the 60's. Steele does do a good job of capturing the original's feel, though I'm not sure it's a compliment. An [...]

    26. Allen Steele has breathed life into an old pulp favorite, Captain Future. Curtis Newton, AKA Captain Future, was prevalent in the pulp magazines of the 40s and 50s and Steele’s take on the character is fun and entertaining. Steele’s The Death of Captain Future won the Hugo award in 1996 for best novella, and Steele is well versed in this pulp era icon. Avengers of the Moon is part SF thriller, part old school space opera, and part mystery. Curtis discovers new details about his past that lea [...]

    27. If you watch ‘The Big Bang Theory’, right inside the front door of Sheldon & Leonard’s apartment is a poster of ‘Captain Future’. Out of curiousity I Googled it once upon a time and read all about the popularity of the character in the pulp comics of the 1940s & ‘50s. Flash forward to the present, after reading Allen Steele’s last novel, I was excited to see this on the shelf. With permission from the estate of the creator of the original Captain Future, Steele was able to [...]

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