Archive for February, 2011

Tucker, Wilson – The Long Loud Silence

Tucker, Wilson - The Long Loud SilenceGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Dell
Number: 791
Publication Date: 1952
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Richard M. Powers

FROM THE BACK COVER

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER

Corporal Russell Gary – operator – angle man – black marketeer, junior grade – liberator of anything loose – veteran of Salerno and Normandy – a man who knew how to live by his wits and a gun.

Celebrating ten years in khaki, Gary went on a monumental binge…

While he slept it off, the United Stated east of the Mississippi was laid waste by atomic bombs and plague germs. The few who survived were immune to the plague but carriers of the toxin. No one from the contaminated area crossed the Mississippi and lived more than a few seconds. The Army guarded every bridge, every inch of shore line. If you happened to be east of the river when the bombs fell, you stayed there until you died. There was no other choice, no other future.

When Corporal Gary woke up he was on the wrong side of the river, the bombed and contaminated side…

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Norton, Andre – The Stars Are Ours!

Norton, Andre - The Stars Are Ours!Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: D-121
Publication Date: 1954
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Van Vogt, A. E. – Mission to the Stars

Van Vogt, A.E. - Mission to the StarsGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Berkley
Number: 344
Publication Date: 1955
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Richard M. Powers

FROM THE BACK COVER:

AN INTERSTELLAR ADVENTURE

A star-flung civilization in the Greater Magellanic Cloud is the background for this astonishing story of the far-distant future. Told in the inimitable style of A. E. Van Vogt, here is an imaginative and enthralling story that will sweep you right through to the last suspense-filled page.

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Verne, Jules – Journey to the Center of the Earth

Verne, Jules - Journey to the Center of the EarthGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: D-397
Publication Date: 1956
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

THE MASTERPIECE OF THE GRAND MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION

Submarine voyages, aviation, space flight – all these predictions of the immortal Jules Verne have been or are being made realities, yet the theme of the book which has been declared his most thrilling masterpiece, the work which first brought him world fame, still surpasses in fiction the greatest efforts of science!

Yet, as one of his bibliographers wrote, “There is nothing in all the daring visions of this tale which even today our scientists would declare impossible. The interior of the Earth is still unknown.”

For many years this tremendously exciting adventure novel has been unavailable except in old, poorly translated versions. Ace Books now proudly present the first new Twentieth Century translation of a science-fiction classic no one who has ever read it can forget.

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Wollheim, Donald A. – More Adventures on Other Planets

Wollheim, Donald A. - More Adventures on Other PlanetsGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: F-178
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Richard M. Powers

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Wollheim, Donald A. – Adventures on Other Planets

Wollheim, Donald A. - Adventures on Other PlanetsGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: S-133
Publication Date: 1955
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

ALL ABOARD FOR OUTER SPACE!

Already man is taking the first steps into space! The artificial satellite you’ve read about in the papers is but the first exciting step that will open up a universe of wonders. Here’s a new science-fiction anthology that presents some of the astounding ADVENTURES ON OTHER PLANETS that may be awaiting us:

A clash with an incredible entity on Venus!

Mental wizardry on age-old Mars!

Man-hunt in a world of servile killers!

Battle of wits with a conqueror from Andromeda!

Filled with the exotic color and eerie inhabitants of distant worlds, these great science-fiction novelletes are written by the biggest names in fantasy: A. E. Van Vogt, Murray Leinster, Clifford D. Simak, Roger Dee, Robert Moore Williams

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Nowlan, Philip Francis – Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Nowlan, Philip Francis - Armageddon 2419 A.D.Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: F-188
Publication Date: 1962
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Ed Emsh

FROM THE BACK COVER:

A most important influence on modern science-fiction – the inspiration of such inventions as the walkie-talkie, television, and rocket artillery – is the famous newspaper character “Buck Rogers.”

The story of Rogers, the American who went forward five hundred years to participate in the rise of a new America from the ruins of the old, was first told in the unforgettable novel, ARMAGEDDON 2419 A.D., which has never before been available on the newsstands.

Rogers’ adventures, and those of Wilma Deering, warrior girl of the 25th century, are by-words for imagination-stirring science -adventure. ARMAGEDDON 2419 A.D. by Phil Nowlan is no comic-strip picture-book – it is a science-fiction novel of classic importance.

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