Venus Brown runs the British Venusian Society, whose members believe the planet Venus can be harvested to the good of the Earth but, whilst observing it through their telescopes, one by one they die and their hair turns white on death. Steed joins the society and discovers that, whilst aliens may seem to be responsible for the murders, the real culprit is a vengeful optician.
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Did You Know?
We meet a chimney sweep. You would think the most notable occupational disease for sweeps would be something like black lung. However, in 1775 'soot wart' was the first occupational cancer ever identified by medical science, it is a carcinoma of the scrotum. See more
When Mansford was found dead inside his safe, his eyelids could be seen moving. See more
Does anyone really know what's up there? On Venus, or Mars, or even the moon? Discoveries always begin as a guessing game. We may be right, we may be wrong. If you don't explore, you don't find out. And we shall, some day. Our funds are growing fast.
While your membership dwindles.
References From Russia with Love
Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Composed by Gustav Holst See more