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Battle on Venus

by William F. Temple

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1963

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

Was the star of love a world of war?

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: The Silent Invaders

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Interior text

The astronauts were everyone's targets

Earth's first spaceship to Venus landed amidst a war where strange weapons like the archaic ones used in the old wars on Earth in the Twentieth Century hurled shells at each other. But this war had lasted over a thousand years — and by remote control!

George Starkey had to find a way to stop the war before the little group of astronauts became early casualties. But how? Where were the headquarters of the contending sides and how do you tell a robot tank that you're neutral?

But George had an ally, a Venusian girl who thought stealing was virtuous — and, unknowingly, he had something else that turned out to be the most valuable substance on Venus — a box of chocolate bars!