The Door through Space

Wolf: a deadly world under a cold red sun, old when Terrans were learning to walk upright. Only one Terran agent knew Wolf well enough to pass undetected; but he had ruined his usefulness long ago. And yet only this scarred and bitter man could discover the secret of The Door Through Space...

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By Thom (Vuren, Holland, 11, Netherlands) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 02, 2013
I sped away from the starting line without even hearing the opening shot. This left me in an unfamiliar place causing me to retreat and start again. In the author’s forwarding statement, she stated that this literary attempt was in someway based on science rather than just fiction. Reading and re... ...more
By Jared (Birmingham, AL) · ★★★★☆ · January 09, 2013
This fun bit of early MZB is available free from Gutenberg. The feel of the book reminded me very much of Jack Vance - especially the Demon Princes cycle. Race Cargill is a worn-out intelligence agent going on One Last Mission undercover on a world where the customs are as byzantine as they are d... ...more
By Charles (Abita Springs, LA) · ★★★★☆ · December 07, 2010
I listened to this on my kindle, after downloading it originally as a free ebook from online. There's an introduction that talks about Bradley's interest and affection for C. L. Moore and Leigh Brackett, and you can certainly see the influence here of Moore's "Northwest Smith" and Brackett's Mars... ...more
By John (Ann Arbor, MI) · ★★★☆☆ · April 08, 2015
The Door through Space (1961) 115 pages by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Race Cargill has been sitting behind a desk for six years, never leaving the Terran zone on Wolf. This is ever since his run in with his former partner, Rahkal. Just as he is about to leave the planet, his sister, who is also Rahkal... ...more
By AC (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★★★ · June 16, 2011
Great book! The setting is great and the characters are intricate and vibrant. The plot is intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat. The barren alien world of Wolf is an amazing example of world-building that hearkens back to Burroughs, Brackett, Kline, and Moore. I recommend this book to an... ...more
By Dj (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · June 30, 2010
Would have been 5 solid stars, except I had a bit of a problem with the ending. Seems the author wanted to tie things up a bit too perfectly, which to me felt too contrived. Basically, this is a sci-fi Indiana Jones, except more scary, brutal, and bizarre. A wild ride that totally hooked me direc... ...more
By Phillip (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · May 28, 2011
Old school sci-fi with a detective twist. I downloaded the audio from Libravox, it was well read and the book was an enjoyable listen! ...more
By Poonam (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · July 21, 2012
I listened to this book via librivox recordings. It was free. I chose to read this because I had read Marion Zimmer Bradley before and enjoyed it. So this book was written in the 1960s (one of her first) and I think it shows. The plot was alright, but the characters could have been developed more... ...more
By Christal (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · March 04, 2012
The Door Though Space is a fun, quick read that likens back to the days of scifi/adventure pulp stories but with a little more thought and oomph put into the characters and details. My copy of the book even has an afterword but the fabulous MZB about how she grew up with these scifi/fantasy/adven... ...more
By J.L. (Lansing, MI) · ★★★★★ · April 09, 2015
The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley

I read this; because it was there. Well, it's written by Marion Zimmer Bradley and its one of the first novels of her's that was published. I loved The Colors of Space but honestly did not read much more than that because her stories seemed predomina... ...more