The Red Dust is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster first published in 1927.
You who have read The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster, will welcome the sequel to that story.
The world, in a far distant future, is peopled with huge insects and titanic fungus growths. Life has been greatly altered, and tiny Man is now in the process of becoming acclimated to the change.
We again meet our hero Burl, but this time a far greater danger menaces the human race. The huge insects are still in evidence, but the terror they inspire is as nothing compared to the deadly Red Dust.
You will follow this remarkable story with breathless interest.
”Burl raised his spear, and plunged down on the back of the moving thing, thrusting his spear with all the force he could command. He had fallen upon the shining back of one of the huge, meat-eating beetles, and his spear had slid across the horny armour and then stuck fast, having pierced only the leathery tissue between the insect's head and thorax.” (summary from the magazine blurb)
The Red Dust was first published in January 1927 of Amazing Stories.
Total Running Time (TRT): 2 hours, 45 min. Reading by Phil Chenevert.
Murray Leinster (1896-1975) was a pen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.