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5 Galaxy Short Novels

Edited by H.L. Gold

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Perma

Pub year: 1960

Cover price: 35¢


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What lies ahead as our world expands into outer space?

Back cover text

THEY HAD REMOVED HIS SKIN and replaced it with a synthetic substance.


Jadiver stepped from the bath and examined himself carefully. There were marks on the new skin, so faint as to be almost invisible. No, not on the skin — beneath it. A network that spread over his body, arms, legs, face. Perhaps on his head as well, though he couldn't see that.


Suddenly he knew. That network of marks was a circuit — a circuit to gather data and broadcast it. He was to be a spy without knowing it — without being able to help it.


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Science-fiction writers have had an amazing record of predicting things that have later come to pass. Through their stories — their immensely educated guesses — they've already given us remarkable insights into what may lie ahead.

Here are five topflight short science-fiction novels that look into such matters as interplanetary colonization, relative immortality, extrasensory perception, rivalry between the stars and the transmission of matter. Will things happen this way — if they happen?

In this book, science and fiction join to provide a galaxy of insight and entertainment.

FIVE GALAXY SHORT NOVELS was originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., at $3.95.