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The Magician of Mars

by Edmond Hamilton

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Popular Library

Pub year: 1968

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

The Solar System's most dangerous criminal — an evil super-genius — sets out to destroy Captain Future

Back cover text

Captain Future's Most Cunning Opponent

His real name is Ul Quorn, but he is known throughout the Solar System as the Magician of Mars. With sheer scientific mastery and cunning he once terrorized the entire population of all nine planets — until Captain Future put an end to his evil deeds.

Now Ul Quorn has broken loose from the escape-proof Interplanetary Prison — a feat that was believed impossible. His plan to obtain wealth and power is more ingenious than ever before and more deadly to the System.

Soon he will be master of the Universe. But first he must settle a score with Captain Future...

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Interior text

Alone in a World of Impending Death

Captain Future awoke suddenly and realized the peril that surrounded him.

He was alone, without weapons, marooned by Ul Quorn on the dangerous Planet of Frozen Life. Slowly all the weird creatures were stirring ominously. Captain Future tried to flee. The crocodilian-headed beings lumbered rapidly after him, emitting a hissing, blood-chilling roar...