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One in 300

by J.T. McIntosh

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1954

Cover price: 35¢


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"The story of the final destruction of the Earth told with terrifying personal urgency. "
New York Times

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Part of Ace Double: The Transposed Man

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Interior text

He held the power of life after the world's end!

In four days the world was coming to an end! The exploding sun would burn every living thing on Earth to a cinder! In Simsville, it was Bill Easson who got the job of picking those fit to escape. He had to choose ten people — men, women, or children — out of its desperate, hysterical three thousand.

Whom should he pick — the beautiful, the bold, or the clever?

Did they really have a chance to reach a new world in the rickety, jerry-built, inadequate space boat that would be given them?

Would cold and hostile Mars welcome them?

J.T. McIntosh's unforgettable novel has been rightly called one of the best science-fiction stories ever to appear.