Archive for September, 2011

Norton, Andre – Year of the Unicorn

Norton, Andre - Year of the UnicornGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: F-357
Publication Date: 1965
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Jack Gaughan

FROM THE BACK COVER:

To pay an unearthly tribute, thirteen must leave with the Were-Riders, thirteen torn from their homeland to ride with illusion and darkness, to travel the unmapped lands with the nomads who were more than men and less than human…

That was the price to be paid for an unholy alliance without which the homeland would have been lost. But was the price worth paying? Gillan, who became on of the Thirteen, was to find out… and in the finding, find a lost land, a forgotten world, and a super-science challenge.

Andre Norton’s YEAR OF THE UNICORN is a brand-new novel of swordsmanship and scientific discovery.

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Nourse, Alan E. – Scavengers in Space

Nourse, Alan E. - Scavengers in SpaceGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: D-541
Publication Date: 1959
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

“This fast-moving tale of the far future deals with the quest of the Hunter brothers for a mysterious bonanza located somewhere in the asteroid belt. The dangers and details of asteroid mining are carefully outlined, and the bonanza itself proves to be an open gate to wider future in the stars.

“Realistic background, good plotting and vivid writing add up to a good adventure.”

– Cleveland Press

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Pohl, Frederik – The IF Reader of Science Fiction

Pohl, Frederik - The IF Reader of Science FictionGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace
Number: H-19
Publication Date: 1966
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Cosimo Scianna

FROM THE BACK COVER:

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE JUDGED THE WORLD’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE?

Take THE SILKIE by A. E. van Vogt, the exciting action tale of a man who is no longer human, but who knows he must battle on humanity’s side against deadly creatures from the stars.

Add TRICK OR TREATY by Keith Laumer, an outrageously funny adventure of intersteller diplomat Retief.

Include FATHER OF THE STARS by Frederik Pohl, the moving story of a man who tried to give interstellar travel to his people and whose failure, paradoxically, was his greatest success.

Then publish more top stories by Robert F. Young, Fred Saberhagen, John Brunner, Jerome Bixby, Fritz Leiber… in fact, all of today’s finest s-f writers. That makes a great magazine – and in this book you’ll find the best-of-the-best, a collection no s-f reader can afford to miss!

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Masters of Science Fiction

Masters of Science FictionGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Belmont
Number: 92-606
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Richard M. Powers

FROM THE BACK COVER:

A RARE FIND!

Stories of the future by 7 great science fiction writers

POUL ANDERSON
The Green Thumb

LESTER DEL REY
Forgive Us Our Debts

PHILIP K. DICK
Service Call

SAM MERWIN, JR.
The Final Figure

M. C. PEASE
Path of Darkness

FREDERIK POHL
The Day of Boomer Dukes

ERIC FRANK RUSSELL
Early Bird

Any collection of science fiction stories is worthwhile if it contains only one superior tale. Yet in this book every contribution fits this category. Rarely, indeed, has the work of such a galaxy of science fiction writers been brought together in one volume.

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