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And Then The Town Took Off

by Richard Wilson

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1960

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

Earth, can you spare a city?

Back cover text

Part of an Ace Double: The Sioux Spaceman

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Interior text

The City that Ran Off the Map

The town of Superior, Ohio, certainly was living up to its name! In what was undoubtedly the most spectacular feat of the century, it simply picked itself up one night and rose two full miles above Earth!

Radio messages stated simply that Superior had seceded from Earth. But Don Cort, stranded on that rising town, was beginning to suspect that nothing was simple about Superior except its citizens. Calmly they accepted their rise in the world as being due to one of their local townspeople, a crackpot professor.

But after a couple of weeks of floating around, it began to be obvious that the professor had no idea how to get them down. So then it was up to Cort: either find a way to anchor Superior, or spend the rest of his days on the smallest — and the nuttiest — planet in the galaxy!