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The Voyage of the Space Beagle

by A.E. Van Vogt

Cover artist: Richard Powers

Publisher: MacFadden

Pub year: 1963

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

A scientific expedition into deep space becomes a nightmare battle against alien intelligences

Back cover text

What unimaginable dangers, what terrifying alien creatures, what unexplored worlds ... exist in the vast stretches of the universe not yet penetrated by man?

The expeditionary ship Space Beagle had been sent to find out. Its crew, eminent scientists from every field of human knowledge, had been specially trained and equipped to overcome any danger they might encounter.

But their greatest peril was aboard ship — where advanced technical knowledge, in the hands of ruthless men, could become an irresistible force for destruction.

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Interior text


The crew of the Space Beagle had gone willingly into infinities of the universe where men had never ventured before. Now they were countless light years from home — vulnerable, cut off from outside help.

Then the attacks started: from a catlike monster that fed on the energy of living beings; a weird, almost human-looking race whose hypnotic powers could produce murderous delusions; a malignant creature that used man as an instrument for propagating his own kind.

And if they survived these dangers, there was still the greatest peril of all — a fight for power between two ruthless men who would sacrifice the ship and its crew, if necessary, to gain their own ends.