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Star Quest

Star Quest by Robert E. MillsStar Quest
Tower Publications, 1978
Price I paid: none

In a distant universe far, far, far into the future, the Great Peace was shattered by the evil forces of the Dark Empire. Out of the hell of the planet Flaigon, Lord Blorg, of the reptiloid race Ysss, ripped across the galaxies creating evil, pain, and death. Red Rian and the crew of the starship Hazard joined the League of Free Worlds to oppose Blorg’s Death Legion. But could Red Rian do it alone, or would the proud space pirate need the help of the ancient Brotherhood of Light?

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Falling Toward Forever

Falling Toward Forever by Gordon EklundFalling Toward Forever
Laser Books, 1975
Price I paid: none

As a mercenary soldier of fortune, Calvin Waller has grown used to danger. Danger is the air he breathes. But when he finds himself thrown from the midst of an African battle into a primitive farm community of the future, he is naturally disoriented. Trained as he is, he quickly gets his bearings and begins a new and different battle…only to the “thrown” again. He is being manipulated. Falling Toward Forever is the story of his search for The Manipulator, and for himself. A strange and wonderful search…for The Manipulator holds all the strings.

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The Emancipatrix

“The Emancipatrix” by Homer Eon FlintThe Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix front
Ace Books, 1965
Originally published in Argosy All-Story Weekly, September 3, 1921
Price I paid: none

Which was the strangest world of the galaxy? Was it the world of THE DEVOLUTIONIST, where two planets traveled through space locked to a common axis?

Or was it the world of THE EMANCIPATRIX, shaped like a sharp-edged doughnut?

The mind-space team of The Lord of Death again crosses the void to explore these worlds—and the result is a pair of interstellar classic adventures worthy of the author of THE BLIND SPOT.

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The Devolutionist

“The Devolutionist” by Homer Eon FlintThe Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix front
Ace Books, 1965
Originally published in Argosy All-Story Weekly, July 23, 1921
Price I paid: none

Which was the strangest world of the galaxy? Was it the world of THE DEVOLUTIONIST, where two planets traveled through space locked to a common axis?

Or was it the world of THE EMANCIPATRIX, shaped like a sharp-edged doughnut?

The mind-space team of The Lord of Death again crosses the void to explore these worlds—and the result is a pair of interstellar classic adventures worthy of the author of THE BLIND SPOT.

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Camelot in Orbit

Yet another cover nabbed shamelessly from isfdb.org

Yet another cover nabbed shamelessly from isfdb.org

Camelot in Orbit by Arthur H. Landis
DAW Books, 1978
Price I paid: 90¢

Fomalhaut II was an inexplicable enigma in the annals of the Galactic Watchers. A world of knights and ladies, of dungeons and dragons, it was truly medieval and therefore out of bounds for science-armed Terrans. Yet science seemed thwarted there for magic really worked and witchcraft baffled the secret watchers.

Camelot was their name for it, and Kyrie Fern was their Adjustor on its surface—a knight in truly shining armor, a champion of chivalry, and the only one who actually stood between the Arthurian natives and the alien being that menaced both their world and the advanced planets that swung unseen through their sky.

Once again Arthur H. Landis has worked the magic of combining the wonders of swords-and-sorcery with the science adventure of high space.

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