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G-688 City Of The Chasch FAIR
City Of The Chasch
(Planet of Adventure, Book 1)
By Jack Vance
Cover by Jeff Jones
Planet Of Adventure is one long novel, broken up into four books for publication purposes. A lone Earthman crash-lands on Tschai, a heretofore-undiscovered world. He finds a panoply of humanoid, but alien, races inhabiting it in various stages of diplomacy ranging from near-symbiosis to kill-on-sight. There are also humans, descendents of Earthpeople kidnapped heaven-knows how long ago. Several of the races have space-travel capability, so Adam Reith's self-assigned task is to steal or otherwise obtain a spaceship, return home, and warn the Earth about the existence of Tschai.
This first part of the series details Reith's landing on Tschai, sole survivor of a Terran exploratory/military starship, which has come in response to an SOS signal transmitted centuries before. The first of many alien races he encounters are the Chasch. To further complicate things, there are several varieties of this race: Blue Chasch, Green Chasch, Old Chasch, and who knows how many others. Each group has some variant of human beings as thralls.
True First printing, 1968. A rather battered copy. Crinkles, reading crease, edge and corner wear. Spine has a crease, corner wear at top, and a piece of tape around the bottom. Pages are off-white Binding is tight with an upward roll.