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The Skylark of Space

by E.E. "Doc" Smith

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1968

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

First in the great "Skylark" series — A voyage to the ends of the Universe!

Back cover text

It started on Earth

Scientist Richard Seaton had discovered the secret of complete release of ultimate energy — the key to exploration of the Universe. The powerful, unscrupulous DuQuesne, backed by a great industrial combine, tried every means to gain the secret....

It ended in space

Seaton, DuQuesne, and three others — two of them women — were marooned, countless light-years from Earth, with only one chance in a million of ever returning....

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Interior text

Voyage to the ends of the Universe

DuQuesne grabbed to powerful glasses and looked through the spaceship's viewport.

"There's a dark star dead ahead!" he cried. He sprang to the control board and turned on full power.

Margaret cowered back. "What — what's happening?" she whispered fearfully.

"That star is pulling us straight toward it," DuQuesne replied. "And no matter how much power I turn on, the ship doesn't respond.

"We're going to crash right into it — at the speed of light!"

"A marvelous epic of science-fiction"
— Galaxy