Lord of Death and the Queen of Life

A doctor, an architect, an engineer, and a geologist step into a space car. In their new invention, they set off on an expediton to Mercury, planning to visit Venus on the return voyage. On Mercury they find a strange city eerily abandoned. Sculptures of giant figures alarm them. In a building they discover a machine. The engineer gets it running, and blaring out of the machine a thundering voice speaking Mercurian begins to sound in a way that conveys to them that it is telling a story. After an enormous effort the men translate the audio book. Here is the story translated from the Mercurian’s recording explaining what happened to him, and the story of the space travelers of what happened next. (Summary by A. Gramour)

28 chapters
01 The Lord of Death: Part 1 The Discovery - Chapter 1 The Sky Cube
02 The Lord of Death: Part 1 The Discovery - Chapter 2 The Dead City
03 The Lord of Death: Part 1 The Discovery - Chapter 3 The House of Dust
04 The Lord of Death: Part 1 The Discovery - Chapter 4 The Library
05 The Lord of Death: Part 1 The Discovery - Chapter 5 The Story
06 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 1 The Man
07 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 2 The Vision
08 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 3 The Throne
09 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 4 The Assault
10 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 5 The Victory
11 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 6 The Fittest
12 The Lord of Death: Part 2 The Story - Chapter 7 The Going
13 The Lord of Death: Part 3 The Survivor
14 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 1 Next Stop, Venus!
15 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 2 Speaking of Venus
16 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 3 The First Venusian
17 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 4 A Puzzled World
18 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 5 The Human Conservatory
19 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 6 The Translating Machines
20 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 7 The Ultimate Race
21 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 8 The Key-Note
22 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 9 The Survival of All
23 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 10 Loaves and Fishes
24 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 11 The Super-Ambition
25 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 12 The Mental Limit
26 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 13 The War of the Sexes
27 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 14 Estra
28 The Lord of Death: Part 4 The Queen of Life - Chapter 15 Back!