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Secret of the Lost Race

by Andre Norton

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1959

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

The man a whole galaxy hated

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: One Against Herculum

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Interior text

Was he a spaceman — or star-monster?

Joktar didn't know who he was nor where hed come from. He had led a gamin orphaned existence in the spacemen's helltown of interstellar New York all his remembered life — and he'd grown adept at dodging the law, outwitting the criminal. But he knew no special reason why all the forces of the civilized galaxy should suddenly concentrate on him.

But that was what seemed to be happening. Suddenly the top rankers of galactic service were out to get him — and him alone. Nab him — bring back his carcass!

Joktar ran for his life. He ran right out of the Solar System, straight across the galaxy and holed up in the aptly named Constellation of the Wolf. There he turned, back against the freezing hell that was the Wolf world of Fenris, and waited for his hunters.

Until he realized that there was Something Else — something even more feared — out there among the myriad stars that was also looking for him ... with a chance of life instead of death as its purpose.