It’s hot this 4th of July, and it reminded me of a planet that rotates slowly on its axis, yet orbits close to its star. The intro to the short story reads:
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.
Read by Mark Nelson, who’s doing a fantastic job bringing golden age sci-fi back to life.
This public domain Librivox recording is from December 17, 2010.
The ebook version is available via Project Gutenberg here.