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Five Against Arlane

by Tom Purdom

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1967

Cover price: 50¢


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Cover tagline

Revolt against the mind-tyrant

Back cover text

Part of an Ace Double: Lord of the Green Planet

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Interior text

The Mechanized Minds

David Jammet ruled Arlane with fear, drugs, and controlees — people whose wills were subverted to Jammet's wishes. The slightest opposition to him received a brain control and the loss of psychological freedom. Jammet's world was constructed for the laboratory creation of a new race. The day of determinism was near — yet no one on Arlane could oppose him.

It was up to four out-worlders, Migel, Rolando, Zach, and Sylvia, to feel the hatred of universal oppression, to fear the threat of a machine-man world, to befriend Anata, the only Arlanean willing to give up her chance at eternity for her ideals.

These four and Anata would fight, no matter what the cost, knowing the stakes were too high not to. They stood alone, but they stood up to an entire world's armament. These FIVE AGAINST ARLANE.