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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The Solar Invasion (Popular Library)

The Solar Invasion (CF#20) by Manley Wade Wellman

New York : Popular Library 1968. –
126 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2346)
Cover: Frazetta

“From beyond the fifth dimension, a master fiend threatens to destroy the universe …… by Manly Wade Wellman” — Cover

The menace from out of time
it comes from beyond the fifth – an alien intelligence both invulnerable and totally evil.
Its aim: bring the universe to its knees. Its primary objective: destroy the Solar System.
As doomsday rushes ever closer, one lone man dares oppose the creature from beyond. Only he can save the universe from a brutal, blazing cataclysm.

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Quest Beyond the Stars (Popular Library) CF#9

Quest Beyond the Stars

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
142 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2389)
Cover: Jeff Jones

“Captain Future penetrates forbidden space to challenge the evil creatures who lie in wait” — Cover

Venture into darkest space
Mercury is slowly dying. Each year its air grows thiner. Each month thousands of broken Mercurians are ordered to leave their planet.
They have only one hope. Captain Future, the Solar System’s most daring agent, has promised to restore their world – a next to impossible task.
The solutions lies beyond the stars … at the very core of the universe where no man has ventured before. There, in the shadow of doom, Captain Future meets the mightiest of all evil beings – creatures he may not live to describe …

Book Reviews:

  • Luna Monthly. 1:31. June, 1969. (D. Paskow)
  • Venture Science Fiction. 3(2):123-124. August. 1969. (R. Goulart)

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Danger Planet (Popular Library) CF#18

Danger Planet [Red Sun of Danger]

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
128 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2335)
Cover: Frazetta

“Introducing Captain Future, one strong man battling the galaxies of evil” — Cover

Danger Planet
One million years back in the swirling, shrouded past, evil ultra-beings ruled the Planet Roo. Suddenly, unbelievably, they are alive again, threatening the universe with total destruction.
Only one man dares challenge the Evil Ones. He is Captain Future, inter-galactic agent of justice, whose identity is top secret, whose strength is ultimate. He sets out alone to stop the deathless menace creeping ever closer…

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Planets in Peril (Popular Library) CF#12

Planets in Peril

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
128 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2416)

“Captain Future plunges into the deadly abyss of an unknown dimension – to reach a dying universe” — cover

Visit from another universe
They were the first arrivals from the other side of the cosmos.
With the help of the Martian scientist Thrin, they had crossed the whirling black abyss of the fourth dimensional – a dimension that had never been reached before.
Now a man with skin of pure marble-white and a woman of unearthly beauty stood before the disbelieving eyes of Captain Future and the Futuremen. The strange couple stared back in awe and amazement – particularly at Captain Future.
“Here is the one,” the man said finally in his alien tongue. “He is the only one who can save us!”

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Galaxy Mission (Popular Library) CF#4

Galaxy Mission (The Triumph of Captain Future) (CF#4)

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
128 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2437) pbk

ELIXIR OF EVIL
They Called him the Life-Lord and the deadly milk-white elixir that his syndicate pushed was called Lifewater.
As promised, Lifewater brought youth to the old. Women who were losing their once cherished beauty, en who were losing their strength gave their life’s savings for a vial of the magic substance. What they did not know was that the powerful brew could cause sudden and violent death.
As the fatal youth epidemic spreads throughout the Solar System, Captain Future battles with time and danger to save his fellow beings from doom – only to find himself trapped in a master fiend’s plot to conquer the solar system.

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The Tenth Planet (Popular Library) CF#17

The Tenth Planet
New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
128 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2445)
NOTE: not Hamilton (by Joseph Samachson)

“When Captain Future disappears, and an impostor takes over, the Solar System faces final doom …” — Cover

Captain Future meets Captain Future…
The two men stood facing each other.
One man was tall and impressive. His red hair, his self-assured manner, the global ring he wore on his finger, left no question in the minds of viewers that he was the man he said he was – the man known the Solar System over as Captain Future.
The other man was tall too, but fierce looking, with a wild black beard and a scarred face. They called him Blackbeard and believed he was a space pirate, although the main claimed he didn’t remember who he was. Not even he suspected that he might be the real Captain Future…

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The Comet Kings (Popula Library) CF#11

The Comet Kings

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
127 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2407)

“Trapped in the blazing depths of Halley’s comet, the futuremen battle four-dimensional monsters” — Cover

What was the cosmic terror that swallowed spaceships whole?
One by one the Solar System’s ships were disappearing in mid-space – as if a mighty colossus had grabbed them up and swallowed them whole.
Top agents Joan Randall and Ezra Gurney were sent to investigate. Like the others, somewhere beyond Jupiter, they disappeared.
Captain Future heard the news with shocked horror. Whatever the danger, he had to stop this menacing evil force. Whatever the risk, he had to find lovely Joan Randall – the woman he love …

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  • Lovisi, Gary, “Comet Kings: From Pulps to Paperbacks,” in:   Paperback Parade  No. 1:16-18.  October 1986.

Captain Future's Challenge (Popular Library) CF#3

Captain Future’s Challenge

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
128 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2430)

“The mighty avenger of cosmic evil takes his most daring plunge – towards the raging flames of the sun …” — Cover

CAPTAIN FUTURE FACES FIERY SOLAR DEATH
It was ten o’clock, solar time, when disaster struck. At exactly the same moment, gravium mines on Mercury, Mars and Saturn were totally destroyed by an unidentified army. Without gravium – the life-blood of interplanetary civilization – the system would perish.
Meanwhile, Captain Future struggled on the floor of a moving space craft, his arms and legs bound by steel ropes. He did not know why he’d been captured – only that the system was in grave danger – that he was needed…
As Captain Future was plunged through space, towards a deadly orb of flaming gases – the raging inferno of the sun – he planned his daring escape. It was to be the most dangerous gamble of his life.

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Captain Future and the Space Emperor (Popular Library) CF#1

Captain Future and the Space Emperor

New York : Popular Library, 1969. –
121 p. ; 18 cm. – (Popular Library ; 60-2457) pbk

“A creeping menace invades the galaxy – and Captain Future meets his most powerful enemy …” — Cover

MAN OR MUTANT? A LIFE-OR-DEATH QUESTION FOR CAPTAIN FUTURE …
President Carthew was in his office when the monster appeared— a giant, hunched creature, bizarrely hideous …
The President gaped as a guard appeared in the door-way and pointed his weapon at the fanged being.
“Don’t shoot”, Carthew cried, but too late. The beast lay dead on the floor.
Carthew sighed deeply as he confirmed his fears. The corpse on the floor was Sperling, his best secret agent, transformed into this hairy brute by the dread peril that threatened to destroy them all.
Only one man left alive might be able to ward off total doom. The President flashed and emergency call for Captain Future …

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