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Secret Agent of Terra

by John Brunner

Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1962

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

Vultures from the A-Power orbit

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: The Rim of Space

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Interior text

Monarch of monsters — or monsters of monarchy?

Planet Fourteen — just a speck on a spacial stereo map, just a world inhabited by a group of barbaric refugees.

But to Belfeor, it was instant cash. All he needed was an iron hand and a means to dig out its radioactive resources for export to his own world.

To Maddalena, it was a final exam; this would be her last chance to prove herself worthy of Corps Galactica membership.

To Saikmar, it was a nation and a people stolen from him by cruel treachery.

To Gus Langenschmidt, it was part of a job he had, watching the skies and helping men who were being enslaved. But how do you help people who don't know you exist and who must not be told?