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D-375 Masters of Evolution / Fire In The Heavens VG
Masters Of Evolution
By Damon Knight
Cover by Ed Emshwiller
Alvah Gustad was typical of New York City's twenty million citizens. He took for granted such luxuries as synthetic foods and robot-servants, and he knew beyond a doubt that the Cities offered the only acceptable way of life for civilized man.
But roaming the vast plains between the continent's five Cities, ever growing and expanding, were the dreaded tribes of Muckfeet. In direct antithesis to the City dwellers, these illiterate savages actually Grew food and Raised animals. And how they smelled! It was so bad that Alvah could feel his stomach churn at the mere mention of their name.
There was one thing in the Muckfoot territory that the Cities did need, though -- metal ores. And Alvah, faced with the job of liason to the tribes around New York, had to somehow make his patriotism outweigh his nausea. If he succeeded, the Cities would be monuments to eternity; if he failed - -
Fire In The Heavens
By George O. Smith
Smith was an engineer, and his stories were full of high-tech gadgetry. Fire In The Heavens requires a future engineer to figure out what to do about our Sun going Nova. Hint: The solution is NOT the one pictured on the cover.
Covers are clean and bright wiht spots of edge wear. Spine is wrinkled; nubbed at all four corners. Pages are brown. Binding is broken at page 99 of the Smith side.