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Masters of the Vortex

by E.E. "Doc" Smith

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Pyramid

Pub year: 1968

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

Deadly atomic storms ravage the Galaxy — and only one man can tame them!

Back cover text

Runaway Vortex!

A churning nuclear fireball, appearing out of nowhere, bringing utter destruction — and countless numbers of them were menacing planets throughout the Galaxy!

"Storm" Cloud, nucleonic genius, set out in his spaceship Vortex Blaster to track and destroy the mysterious vortices — and embarked on a sage of adventure, discovery and conflict among the far stars that could have been told only by the incomparable "Doc" Smith!

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Interior text

The Vortex Blaster
"Storm" Cloud, the only man who could destroy the ravening nuclear vortices that struck and killed at random.

The Vortex Blaster
was also the name of Cloud's spaceship, an incredibly advanced arsenal of modern science, in which Cloud and his crew of colorful space castaways hunted the source of the lethal vortices, battled a criminal mastermind, developed unheard-of sciences, and made an ultimate discovery of shattering importance to destiny of the Universe!

The Vortex Blasters
team up in a saga of crisis and adventure in the worlds of the Lensman — "Doc" Smith's most enduring creation.