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G-661 Jack Vance BIG PLANET vg
By Jack Vance
Cover by Ed Emshwiller
A gargantuan but low-density world upon which every crackpot, malcontent, crook and con man from Earth was unceremoniously dumped. The results, several generations later, are a sociologist's (and an adventure writer's) delight. Yet, somewhere on the largely uncivilized and totally metal-poor sphere, a plot was being hatched which would disturb the peace and tranquility of Mother Earth.
Claude Glystra was sent to Big Planet to foil that plot. His spaceship crashed far from its objective-40,000 wild and wooly miles from safety! He and his companions would have to hoof it, a trek equivalent to a dozen Marco Polos, fighting off wild beasts, wilder natives, and the wiles of the secret agent concealed among them. Great Stuff!
Originally published in Startling Stories, then an Avalon hardcover, then Ace Double D-295. This is therefore the fourth incarnation, with the original cover art from the Double. Cover is clean, with a touch of edge wear. Spine is excellent: no creasing, just a couple of light wrinkles. Pages are off-white, just beginning to brown. Binding is tight and square.