Doomstar (Belmont 1969)

Doomstar

New Yokr : Belmont Books, 1969. –
158 p. ; 18 cm. – (Belmont Science Fiction ; B50-857) ISBN: 0-505-51336-6
LCCN: 71-86430

“One man against the universe – One man with a device that could change a sun from a life source to the ultimate death-dealing weapon” — Cover

The sun shone brightly on this fateful morning, bringing to its planets warmth and life-giving rays. The brightness increased sharply as the morning grew older. The glare was blinding; the radiation not life-giving, but deadly. By mid-afternoon the brilliant, intense sun shone on barren space. It had blasted each of its four planets out of existence.
Someone had found a way to poison a star.
And someone had to be found who could prevent the takeover – or destruction – of the entire universe. Who? Johnny Kettrick, as improbable a hero there never was. Johnny Kettrick who was banned from the Cluster World for his not-too-honest dealings was sent back there with his three equally unholy partners to search out the Doomstar…to find the Doomstar before it burned out another world.

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The Harpers of Titan (Popular Library)

The Harpers of Titan

in: Dr. Cyclops, New York : Popular Library, 1967, 127 p., 18 cm. –
(Popular Library Edition) NUC: 77-3944
Bound with: Dr. Cyclops (Henry Kuttner); Too Late for Eternity (Bruce Walton)

Three darling journeys into the future of man and the universe.
Captain Future and his Futuremen face a hideous peril as Simon Wright, the living Brain, is implanted in a human body

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Crashing Suns (Collection)

Crashing Suns

New York : Ace Books, 1965. –
192 p. ; 17 cm. – (Ace F-319) pbk
Cover: Valigursky NUC: 70-71186

Contents:
Crashing Suns (IP#1)
The Star Stealers (IP#2)
Within the Nebular (IP#3)
The Comet-Drivers (IP#5)
The Cosmic Cloud (IP#7)

“Red alert for the Interstellar Patrol” — Cover

From mighty Canopus, capital of the Federated Stars, to the outer fringes of our great galaxy, the Interstellar Patrol was on the watch. Rogue suns, marauding alien intelligences, man-made comets driven by their makers for the conquest of unsuspecting worlds, diabolical conspiracies hatched in the depths of unmapped nebulae – it was the business of the Patrol’s mighty spaceships to guard against such cosmic dangers.
Crashing Suns is the epic account of this future space legion, where volunteers from a thousand worlds man the mighty starcraft of a hundred thousand years to come. It’s interplanetary adventure on the classic scale, by the master hand of Edmond Hamilton.

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Worlds of Starwolves (SW#3)

Worlds of Starwolves

New York : Ace Books, 1968
158 p. ; 18 cm. – (Ace Book ; G-766) pbk
Cover: Jack Gaughan

“Morgan Chane returns to Varna to lead the Starwolves to the galaxy’s greatest loot” — Cover

The Singing Suns
There were forty of them, forty jewels that represented the forty mightiest stars. They had been synthetically created long ago by a master craftsman, and they made natural gems look dull.
The jewels moved in an intricate star-dance, always changing, now one dark red star-jewel passing two golden ones, now an ethereal blue-white gliding above a greenish one. And they sang. From each came its individual note of pure sound, and the pattern changed perpetually, but it was always music. It was like seeing the whole changing, blazing galaxy in miniature, and hearing the music of the spheres.
The Singing Suns were the greatest treasure of mankind … but they were hoarded by cunning, subtle, immensely powerful aliens. Only the feared Starwolves of Varna could dream of stealing them … and that was just what they hoped to do ….

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The Weapon from Beyond (SW#1)

The Weapon from Beyond

New York : Ace Books, 1967
158 p. ; 18 cm. – (Ace Books ; G-369) pbk. $0.50 NUC: 70-71183
Cover: Gaughan

“A great new galactic-adventure series! Morgan Chane, the Starwolf, battles pirates and hostile space-cruisers to find the secret of the dark nebula.” — cover

The stars whispered: die, Starwolf! die!
Morgan Chane was an Earthman by parentage, but he had been born on the pirate-world Varna, whose heavy gravity had developed strength and incredibly quick reflexes in him. When he was old enough, he joined the raider-ships that looted the starworlds, and fought side by side with the dreaded Starwolves of Varna.
But then there was a fight among them. Chane killed their leader, and the other Starwolves turned on him. He barely got away alive – wounded near death, his Starwolf pursuers following him across the galaxy.
And there was nowhere he could seek refuge, for no world would lift a hand to save one of the hated Starwolves.

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The Valley of Creation (Lancer 1967 edition)

The Valley of Creation

New York : Lancer Books, 1967. –
159 p. ; 18 cm. – (Lancer ; 73-577)
Cover: Emsh

“Alien forces struggle to rule a strange, forgotten world …. Great fantasy-adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs” — Cover

Beasts, men … or aliens?
In that hidden valley, land of strangely forbidding beauty, Eric Nelson, soldier of fortune, faced a battle weirder and more savage than any he had ever fought.
He was hired to fight for humanity, against beings that seemed to be both more and less than human.
The weapons of the enemy included centuries-old powers of magic and superstition . . . but Nelson fought grimly, even when his mind was helplessly trapped in the body of a wolf.
Then came the climactic test of his allegiance, the knowledge that more than just humanity was at stake . . . and the final mind-shattering discovery of an alien secret that lay buried in the Cavern of Creation!
Here is a masterpiece of sword-and sorcery that belongs on your shelves next to those of Burroughs, Eddison, and R.E. Howard.

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The Valley of Creation (Lancer)

The Valley of Creation

New York : Lancer Books, 1964. –
159 p. ; 19 cm. – (Lancer Science Fiction Library ; 72-721) NUC: 78-64694
Cover: Emsh

“Alien forces struggle for mastery in a forgotten land where beasts have more-than-human powers” — Cover

Beasts, Men…Or Aliens?
In that hidden valley, land of strangely forbidding beauty, Eric Nelson, soldier of fortune, faced a battle stranger than any he had ever encountered.
He was hired to fight for humanity, against beings that seemed to be both more and
less than human.
The weapons of the enemy seemed to include centuries-old powers hinted at in tales of
magic and superstition, but he fought on … even when helplessly trapped in the body of a savage wolf.
Then came the climactic test of his allegiance, the knowledge that more than just
humanity was at stake … and the final mind-shattering discovery of the alien secret that lay buried in the Cavern of Creation!

Book Reviews:

  • Analog. 74(6):90. Februry 1965. (P. Miller)

 

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The Star Kings (Paperback Library) SK#1

The Star Kings

New York : Paperback Library, 1967.8. –
190 p. ; 18 cm. – (A Paperback Library Science Fiction Novel ; 53-538)
Cover: Gaughan

“A 20th century man battles in a cosmic war 200,000 years from now! “Fantasy addicts won’t regret the price of admission.” — The New York Times — Cover

“A STIRRING NOVEL OF THE FUTURE.” — Western Morning News
Flung across space and time by the sorcery of super-science, John Gordon exchanges bodies with Zarth Arn, Prince of the Mid-Galactic Empire 2000 centuries in the future!
Suddenly John is thrust into a last-ditch battle between the democratic Empire World and the tyranny of the Black Cloud regime. Only one weapon—the terrifying Disruptor— can win the struggle for the Empire Forces. But it is so powerful that unless John uses it correctly it could destroy not only the enemy but the cosmos.
Could his 20th Century mind cope with the technology of 200,000 years from now?

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