As soon as the fleet was fairly launched into space the torpedo-nets were let down, in case the ships might come into contact with any of the enemy’s swift cruisers.
Kantos Kan dropped quickly into the darkness, while I rose steadily and at terrific speed raced through the Martian sky followed by a dozen of the air-scout craft which had joined the pursuit, and later by a swift cruiser carrying a hundred men and a battery of rapid-fire guns.
A Venerian space cruiser, the X-1, raced toward earth.
The lead role is Captain Robert T. April, mid-thirties, an unusually strong and colorful personality, the commander of the cruiser.
Don’t tell Bora, but there are even more chores on a battle cruiser than there are at home.
R. W. Cole, "The Struggle for Empire"
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