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Empire of the Atom

by A.E. Van Vogt

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1957

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

They ruled the stars — yet knew not how!

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: Space Station #1

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Interior text

Barbarians of Super-Power

They were strange people, those inhabitants of Earth 12,000 years after the Galactic War. They possessed the power of the atom, they had real space-ships, but they did not understand how they worked and they did not know the elementary principles of science. But the strangest among them was the young man, Clane, mutant son of the ruling family.

Clane should have been destroyed — for that was the rule for such freaks. But when he miraculously survived, it was to be the start of a chain reaction of super-scientific miracles that would either remold the solar system on a higher scale or reduce it once again to utter barbarism.

A.E. Van Vogt has produced a thrilling novel of the far future, geared to marvels and keyed to high adventure.