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The Plot Against Earth

by Calvin M. Knox

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1959

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

The clue was hidden in some unknown star

Back cover text

Part of an Ace Double: Recruit for Andromeda

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Interior text

Never follow a falling star!

The humanoid worlds of the galaxy were alarmed! Somehow, somewhere the mind-destroying hypnojewels were being trafficked in.

An uneasy Earth, newcomer to the ranks of the civilized planets, sent Lloyd Catton to the Interworld Crime Commission on Morilar to investigate. Although the Commission had made little progress until then, after his arrival things started to happen fast.

For it didn't take Catton long to realize that the hypnojewels were but the thin edge of a murderous wedge that was calculated to shove the Earth back again into the helpless isolation of a world returned to savagery.

Cast of characters

Lloyd Catton
He knew what he wanted to find, but didn't know what it was.

Pouin Beryaal
Being on the Crime Commission, he knew too much — yet not quite enough.

Estil Seeman
She had to run away with a star-born alien to learn there was a difference between men.

Ambassador Seeman
He knew more about the affairs of state than about those of his own home.

Nuuri Gryain
He would double-cross — not for money, but for revenge.

Doveril Halligon
His way with women proved to be fatal.