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The Planet Strappers

by Raymond Z. Gallun

Cover artist: John Schoenherr

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1961

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

Out There — the world's first space colony — adventures and dangers beyond human ken!

Back cover text

The Planet Strappers started out as The Bunch, a group of student-astronauts in the back room of a store in Jarviston, Minnesota. They wanted off Earth, and they begged, borrowed and built what they needed to make it.

The Planet Strappers got what they wanted — a start on the road to the stars — but no one brought up on Earth could have imagined what was waiting for them Out There!

In The Planet Strappers, Ray Gallun has written a story of the Day After Tomorrow — a story of what it will be like for the men who cross the space frontier — a story that some of us will be living some day....

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Interior text

A Million Miles Beyond the Moon...

...Nelson and Ramos sped on toward Mars in their tiny plastic-bubble spacecraft. They were on the alert — it didn't pay to take anything for granted in the Big Vacuum....

The way between the worlds was mostly empty space — except for the outlaws of the void who drifted, patiently and vengefully waiting for a victim, then struck!

Nelson and Ramos tensed — blips on the radar screen! Maybe meteors ... more blips — and fist-sized chunks of rock flicked through their fragile vehicles. Air puffed out ... and Nelson and Ramos were fighting for their lives...

...A Million Miles Beyond the Moon!