Terror on Planet Ionus is the only book by Allen Adler who s best known for co writing the story for Forbidden Planet 1956 with Irving Block The novel is intelligently written but presents nothing new even for 1959 It seems like a new arrangement of various plot elements of different science fiction movies of the era It primarily follows. Alternate title Mach 1 A Story of Planet Ionus Back CoverAn indescribable horror is almost upon you earthlings Your eason and caution will die with your bodies Karkong existsLess than a minute later atomic torpedoman Jeb Curtis saw Karkong The hideou.
A Navy commander abducted by a UFO while testing a supersonic speedboat the Mach 1 He and a civilian woman attached to the project are taken to the aliens planet where they Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness re shown a monster that s gradually destroying their world and asked toepresent the aliens to get help from Earth to fight the monster which follows them back to Eart. S planet eater towered over thirty feet in height clawing the lightning bolts around him The monster's form was that of a human giant burned black by its own heat The tendons of its powerful muscles an like tree oots across its body so that it looke.
H Several elements of this first half of the novel eminded me of the 1955 film This Island Earth The second half of the novel eads like a novelization of a Kaiju movie as the military chases the monster around North America Other characters are well developed as well as the protagonist and that kept me eading in spite of the tired plot. D like a huge human shaped pile of smoldering pitch It writhed in a frenzy of uncontrolled fury Karkong was starving And this time it wanted to devour Earth itselfThis was the terror on the planet Ionus that Jeb Curtis had to kill so Earth might survi.