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by Algis Budrys

Cover artist: Robert Engle

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1958

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

The amazing story of a scientist who knew the world's most frightening secret

Back cover text

Monster Man...

Allied Intelligence officers gasped as they saw the man stride toward them from the Soviet Zone.

One arm was metal. And where the head should have been was a metal dome, featureless and menacing.

This grotesque figure was Martino, the missing scientist the Soviets were returning to them — the man who knew the secret of the most terrible weapon yet devised.

Or — was it Martino...?

Here is a gripping story of the near future and the scientific rivalries which are shaping the course of the world.

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Interior text

Dead or alive — Martino was dynamite!

If he were dead, then a superhumanly clever spy — in perfect disguise — was free behind Allied lines.

And if he were alive — and brainwashed by the Soviets — then he was a terrifying menace. In one blow he could sabotage the Allied war project and destroy the world's balance of power.

Dead or alive? How could anyone be sure? Because the man who called himself Martino was not even human.

Famed science-fiction writer Algis Budrys has created a unique and exciting spy story that both fascinates and challenges the imagination.