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Worlds of the Imperium

by Keith Laumer

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1962

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

His deadliest foe was his own Alternate World self

Back cover text

Part of an Ace Double: Seven from the Stars

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Interior text

Double Trouble for a Duplicate Dictator

For Brion Bayard, the discovery of an alternate world to Earth where history took a different turn in the road was not a pleasant experience. His kidnapping brought him some startling revelations. Here was a world in which appeared identical doubles of famous personages — including a dangerous and hated dictator named Brion Bayard!

His assignment seemed simple enough. Dressed as his double, Brion was to enter the enemy stronghold, kill the dictator, and take his place until law and order could be maintained.

But once having seen his mirror-image brother, Brion had as little inclination to murder him as some other people had to let him live.

Cast of Characters

Brion Bayard
How much of his double was himself?

Chief Inspector Bale
In alternate worlds, he still meant double trouble.

Hermann Goering
The same name, the same body, yet not the same man.

Barbro Lundane
A Swedish lass with a sweetish air.

In a second world, he still had but one life to give for the cause.

Brion Bayard (2)
His arch-enemy was his only friend.