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Destination: Universe

by A.E. Van Vogt

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Signet

Pub year: 1958

Cover price: 35¢


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Weird and terrifying adventures of men who dare to explore outer space

Back cover text

Deep Space

Want to take a rocketship tour into space that lasts 500 years?

Do you wonder what life may be like on Venus?

Could you survive in a deserted village on Mars?

All of these thrilling adventures, and many more, are yours in the pages of this enthralling book that describes the weird and wonderful life in the world of the future.

"The very best of van Vogt's writing."
— New York Times

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"It might be twenty years before another ship from Earth would try to reach the only other planet in the Solar System that had shown signs of being able to support life. During those uncountable days and nights, those years, he would be here alone. That was the most he could hope for — if he lived."

Voyage Into Space

A survivor of a crashed rocketship is stranded in a deserted village on Mars — without food, without water, without any means of communication or escape. What can he do to survive? What would you do?

This is one of many suspense-filled stories in this fascinating science-fiction collection. These amazing expeditions into the uncharted universe reveal soaring vistas of what life may be like for our descendants. Each is a brilliant exploration into the fantastic and terrifying world of the future.

You will find Destination: Universe one of the most enjoyable and most entertaining books you have ever read.

"A.E. van Vogt represents the highest possible development of the imagination designed principally as a vehicle for science-fiction adventures ... he has a flair equaled by few other writers in the field today."
— August Derleth