Strain, published in 1942 in Astounding Science-Fiction

by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: April 1942

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Story description: A brave Flight Officer and stoic Captain of an Earth ship G-434 are captured and brutally tortured by their Saturnian enemy—but to what end?

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Beyond All Weapons.