THE DEVIL'S ASTEROID

by Manly Wade Wellman. Originally Published in Comet , July 1941. Fitshugh Parr, an Earthman unjustly convicted for the murder of a Martian, finds himself exiled to the prison asteroid! It was not very large, as asteroids go, but about it clung a silvery mist of atmosphere. Deeper flashes through the mist betokened water, and green patches hinted of rich vegetation. The space-patroller circled the little world knowledgeably, like a wasp buzzing around an apple. In the control room, by the forward ports, the Martian skipper addressed his Terrestrial companion. "I wissh you joy of yourr new Continue reading