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G-632 Nebula Alert/Rival Rigelians VG-minus
By A. Bertram Chandler
Cover by Kelly Freas
The Iralians were humanoid and technically free citizens of the Galactic Empire. But as slaves they were prized above all others, for they had the unique capacity to transmit acquired knowledge by heredity. And so when the space mercenary Wanderer was hired by GLASS (Galactic League for the Aboliton and Suppression of Slavery) to take a cargo of Iralians home, it was not going to be a simple task.
For one thing, they'd be hunted by interstellar slavers for their priceless passengers.
For another, the Iralians themselves had other ideas which included mutiny and high treason.
Third-and worst-they were too close to the Horsehead Nebula, whose capacity for warping time, space, and the dimensions was a permanent red alert for all spacecraft.
The Rival Rigelians
By Mack Reynolds
Cover by Peter Michael
The team from Earth had the task of raising backward planets to the home world's high level. The situation on Rigel was this:
"The most advanced culture on Rigel's first planet is to be compared to the Italian cities during Europe's feudal years . . . Themost advanced of the second planet is comparable to the Aztecs at the time of the Spanish conquest . . .
"These planets are in your control to the extent that no small group has ever dominated millions before. No Caesar ever exerted the power that will be in your hands. For half a century, you will be as gods and goddesses!"
But the Rigellians were themselves descended from the lost colonists of old Earth and they could learn their lesons as fast as they coul dbe taught; in fact, they could even teach the teachers a thing or two . . .
Mostly clean covers. Some wrinkling at corners visible on Reynolds side. Two creases in spine. Both corners at one end nubbed. Pages are white! Binding is flexible but intact.