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G-675 The Secret Visitors FAIR
The Secret Visitors
By James White
When the World Security Organization asked Dr. Lockhart to treat their mysterious prisoner, they hadn't known that the dying old man would reply to their questions in a totally unknown tongue. They had expected the stranger to reveal some connection between himself and the world war which seemed imminent. But they had been thinking in terms of foreign spies-not alien beings!
Now suddenly they found themselves confronted with a gargantuan task - they had to find a way to another world, a means of communicating with creatures they could barely imagine. They had to stop a war that was originating in the farthest stars, or else surrender Earth unconditionally to The Secret Visitors.
James White builds this novel around a concept I've never encountered elsewhere in science-fiction; to wit, There are gazillions of planets out in the galaxy with intelligent life, human and otherwise. But none-repeat, none of these teeming worlds has the axial tilt that gives our earth so much of its natural beauty and seasonal variegation. Result: Earth, Galactic Tourist Trap. But in this story, the tourists get really trapped!
Reprint of one-half of the classic Double D-237. Buy it as a reading copy, to protect the old Double. Cover is dull with edge and corner wear and a reading wrinkle. Spine is nubbed at all four corners. Pages are brown. Binding is tight, very slightly canted.