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F-255 THE PRODIGAL SUN vg
The Prodigal Sun
By Philip E. High
To some, Peter Duncan was the symbol of all hope; to others, he was a baleful cancer thriving on the minds of men. By birth, he was an Earthman; by environment, he belonged to a far more advanced world. Since infancy, Duncan had been reared by the super-intelligent creatures of the planet Mattrain.
After 30 years, at a time when Earth was wallowing in the devastation left by an interplanetary war, Duncan returned to his birthplace. Earth had won the war, but the victory was far from sweet. Whole continents were strewn with the wreckage of cities; the world government was in the hands of a few cynical, ruthless men, and the population, though bitter, was too worn out to care.
Duncan took it all in and smiled. On Mattrain, he had been an intelligent plaything; on Earth, he was a superman. The people loved him and feared him. He would tell no one the purpose of his return to rubble-strewn Earth.
First Edition, 1964. Cover is clean with touches of edge wear. Spine has nubs at bottom corners, otherwise excellent. Pages are tan. Binding is tight, slightly concave.