The Mechanical Monarch
By E. C. Tubb
He had been the first man to fly space, but his ship had missed the moon and gone on, to drift silent, frigid and forgotten. Centuries later, the derelict was found; its pilot defrosted and returned to life.
He should have had a hero's welcome on Earth, if there had been room for a hero and for an extra man. There was neither! The world was a clockwork realm with everything exactly in its place, regulated by a perfect thinking machine. In such a perfect state, there could be no place for his kind of daring.
So he had to be eliminated, but between the decision and the action was a gap that a cybernetic marvel could not overcome.
Twice Upon A time
By Charles L. Fontenay
A dedicated Earth agent against a small colony world which would like to conquer the galaxy! Aliens, time-travel, and psychological torture complicate the plot.
Because of the long years it took to travel between the stars, interplanetary peace could only be maintained by a small, dedicated band known as the Deathless Legion. Chaan Fritag of Earth was the first to cross the path of the would-be Napoleon of the Stars. The right man at the right time, Chaan held an alien secret buried in his childhood memories with the capability of stopping the ruthless warlord in his tracks - if he could only figure out how to use it!
Covers are battered around the edges, and thereâs heavy wear to the corners of the spine. Pages are tan. First 74 pages (37 leaves) of the Fontenay side feel loose. May have been re-glued.
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