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The Last Hope of Earth

by Lan Wright

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1965

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

The year nature went berserk

Back cover text

Was the answer to the blight that was destroying the world's waterways ... Mars?

Was the solution to the deadly smog blanketing out the world's sky ... Mars?

Was the road back to civilization amid the chaos of worldwide anarchy ... Mars?

But if THE LAST HOPE OF EARTH was on the Red Planet, why was all news from Mars desperately kept the darkest of secrets?

Lan Wright has written a different science-fiction novel, packed with suspense and the unexpected!

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Interior text

The secret of the Martian messiahs

Like a deadly cancer, the Weed was engulfing the Earth, shutting out the sun and rendering the world totally unfit for other life.

First, the suffocating mists came, and then the chaos. Even martial law could not stem the tide of savagery overwhelming all of mankind's civilized efforts.

Man's only hope lay on Mars, where a colony of the world's best scientific minds was working on a project to save the human race. But there wasn't much time ... for Earth was teetering on the edge of oblivion ... and Mars would be the next to go.