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The Repairmen of Cyclops

by John Brunner

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1965

Cover price: 45¢


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Cover tagline

The body-snatchers from beyond

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: Enigma From Tantalus

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Interior text

What price eternal youth?

The Corps Galactica, the Galaxy's police force, had pledged itself to a policy of non-interferrence with the backwards Zarathustra Refugee Planets. Langenschmidt, the Corps chief on the planet Cyclops, was content with this ruling. After all, if the refugee planets could form their own civilizations from scratch, logically they would come up with cultures suited to their own needs.

However, when the case of Justin Kolb came to his attention, Langenschmidt was forced to rethink the problem.

Kolb's accident with the wolfshark revealed to the Corps' medicos the leg-graft that had been done on him. It was a perfect match — only its gene pattern wasn't Cyclopean, and limb-grafting wasn't practiced on Cyclops. Where then had the leg come from, who had been the unknown repairmen, and wasn't this something that might be violating galactic law?