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Mission: Interplanetary

by A.E. Van Vogt

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Publisher: Signet

Pub year: 1952

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A Thrilling Expedition into Uncharted Space! Original Title: The Voyage of the Space Beagle

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"Carrying its little bit of human civilization, the expeditionary ship Space Beagle sped at an ever-increasing speed through a night without end..."

This is the story of the strangest voyage of exploration ever made.... The story of a group of one thousand scientists determined to pierce the secrets of outer space ... discover what lies beyond our solar system.

"...Fascinating, fast-moving and attention-compelling, this story moves from suspense to suspense, climax to climax.... It puts atomic power on the same plane as present-day electricity."
Augusta Chronicle

A.E. VAN VOGT has long been noted as a master of the intricate combination of action, suspense and imagination that produces the best of science fiction. Born in Canada, he is now a resident of Los Angeles. The original edition of this book was published by Simon & Schuster.

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War Against Space

This is the thrilling science-fiction story of a group of skilled scientists who set out in the space ship Beagle to explore the secrets of the universe, and soon find themselves engaged in a desperate struggle for survival.

Countless light-years from home, far out among the stars, they encountered weird forms of life that surpassed their worst nightmares — a tentacled, cat-like monster that fed of living beings; a race of bird-like creatures with deep hypnotic powers; an evil and terrifying Thing that could pass through solid matter and sought to make the ship its home.

In their desperate battles with these formidable forces, the explorers found basic flaws in their earthly sciences. And when the one man among them who knew the right answers was prevented from using his knowledge, he discovered that in space — as on earth, man can be his own most dangerous enemy.