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Voodoo Planet

by Andre Norton

Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1959

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

Duel of the Cosmic Magicians

Back cover text

Part of an Ace Double: Plague Ship

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Interior text

Challenge Me With Monsters!

"From between the two shuffling dancers padded something on four feet. The canine-feline creature was more than just a head; it was a loose-limbed, graceful body fully eight feet in length, and the red eyes in the prick-eared head were those of a killer ... Words issued from between those curved fangs, words which Dane might not understand...

"Dane slid his blade out surreptitiously, setting its point against the palm of his hand and jabbing painfully; but the terrible creature continued to advance ... There was no blurring of its lines..."

Dane Thorson of the spaceship Solar Queen knew there was only one way to win out over this hideous thing — a battle to the end between his rational mind and the hypnotic witchcraft of Lumbrilo, the mental wizard of the planet Khatka.

Cast of Characters

Dane Thorson
He wanted to spend a short vacation on Khatka, not the rest of his life.

Medic Tau
Was he physician or magician — or a little bit of both?

Chief Ranger Asaki
Tracking the forests had taught him that mad animals — whether real or imaginary — were to be feared.

Captain Jellico
Would his knowledge of alien life-forms help him in his fight against alien ghosts?

Not even this pilot's most scientific skill could overcome a voodoo charm's ground-drag.

On his own planet he was a witch doctor; on Earth he'd have been a master politician.