Blood Moon – Science fiction tale by Ray Cummings.
Blood Moon – Raiders from the Planet Mars Wage a Pirate War Upon the Moon-Dwellers.
He stood before Georg Frear’s metal desk, with the blue Morral tube-light shining upon him. The small and slender, pale as all Lunites, with ringlets of dark hair clustered on his forehead. He had just come through the pressure lock from the airless Moon surface; his air suit hung in deflated baggy folds. His helmet thrown back.
“I am registered here,” he said timidly. “I have brought my dust for you to buy.” He took from his belt-hooks two small bags of insulated themacoid and proffered them.
Ray Cummings (August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957), American author of science fiction, rated one of the “founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre”. He was born in New York and died in Mount Vernon, New York.
Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. His most highly regarded work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom, 1922. A consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. He writing some 750 novels and short stories. Using also the pen names Ray King, Gabrielle Cummings, and Gabriel Wilson.