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Maza of the Moon

by Otis Adelbert Kline

Cover artist: Frank Frazetta

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1965

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

By the author of The Swordsman of Mars and Planet of Peril

Back cover text

This astonishing science-fiction classic begins like a prophecy of today's space achievements — a missile is fired from Earth to hit the surface of the Moon. It is successful and the missilemen are heroes, until...

The Moon fires back!

Terrible Lunar missiles blast New York, London and Paris. And an ultimatum is delivered from the unsuspected civilization of our satellite "You have attacked us! You will pay the penalty!"

MAZA OF THE MOON is a novel of adventure, daring and heroism as a lone Earthman invades the Moon to find out the truth and save his world.

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Interior text

One man against the hidden world of the Moon

As soon as he arrived on the Moon, Ted Dustin found himself thrown into desperate action. Maza an Ma Gong, the beautiful ruler of the friendly faction of Moon-people, had been attacked by a weird globe-ship, and had fallen with her winged mount to the surface. As Ted hurried to her rescue he saw a fantastic sight:

The girl was standing at bay before one of the round-bodied enemy Moon-men. The two were fencing — not with blades of steel, but with ray projectors. As Maza sought to reach her antagonist with her red ray he warded it off with a green ray from his own projector, and in turn menaced her with his weapon while she parried with the red ray.

Ted drew his pistol degravitor to dispatch the man — but he was unaware that there were many more of the enemy creeping toward them in the dark of the Moon's surface.