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The Transposed Man

by Dwight V. Swain

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1955

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

He stole men's bodies to betray their minds!

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: One in 300

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Interior text

Humanity itself was the only flaw in their perfect world!

The Society of Mechanists considered themselves the inevitable rulers of the universe. Man in his fumbling, stumbling race for survival could not hope to stand against an order baptized by the merciless creed of logic and infallibility. To the Meks the faithful gave everything, asked nothing.

But though Operator Four-four had given up his body, his name...within him existed the seed of memory. And even in the camp of a bitter enemy, Four-four discovered that there were eternal laws that no man-made world could change.

A stand-out science-fiction novel that will hurtle you into the gripping new dimensions of the future.

Cast of characters

Alan Lord
He entered on a mission that demanded his body — and even his soul.

Maurine Burton
She held the means to plunder other people's minds.

Karl Aneido
Even after his last dying gasp, he was able to play a trump card.

The heart and brain of the Meks, he saw a new perfection within his grasp.

Narla Charlett
An operative who mixed the passion for life with the cold logic of conquest.

He made men out of putty and putty out of men.