Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper

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Four-Day Planet

Four-Day Planet . . . where the killing heat of a thousand-hour "day" drives men underground, and the glorious hundred-hour sunset is followed by a thousand-hour night so cold that only an Extreme Environment Suit can preserve the life of anyone caught outside.

Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers he's being cheated of wealth he's risked his life for, that kind of planet is ripe for revolution.


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H. Beam Piper (1904-1964)Henry Beam Piper was an American science fiction writer and gun collector. He was largely self-educated and went to work at age 18 as a labourer at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona yards; he also worked as a night watchman for the railroad. Piper's first published story was "Time and Time Again", with Astounding Science Fiction in 1947. He remained primarily a writer of short stories until 1961, when he made a productive foray into novels. Piper committed suicide in 1964, using one of his own handguns. For more information see
Published April 7, 2015 244 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A normal earth year would be the period covered by four scorching days and freezing sights on the planet Fenris, an outpost which attracts only the most idealistic pioneers and most dastardly fugitives and racketeers.

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