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No Man's World

by Kenneth Bulmer

Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1961

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

Beyond the Star Curtain

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: Mayday Orbit

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Interior text

Visa for an Enigma

When John Carter came to the Horakah Cluster, it was in the guise of an interstellar salesman. If anyone there suspected he was more than that, it would mean his instant execution.

But Carter's unusual personality made it possible for him to put over the deception and even gain a visa to the forbidden central planet, an arsenal of space war factories. Of course, he had to make some special deals to do it, and those proved his undoing.

For he found himself caught there between two menaces: the tyrannical militaristic moguls and a fantastically greater threat from beyond the ends of space.

Cast of Characters

John Carter
His past was a child's myth; his future an impossible fantasy.

Harriet Lafonde
Her greatest deception was to show she was a little deceiving.

Carson Napier
He almost died of surprise when his galactic search ended.

Allura Koanga
Her world's intrigues were child's play in a tangled universe.

Hsien Koanga
A little man who played with the life of a planet.

The Moguls
They gobbled up star clusters until their world caved in.