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Ballantine 01602 THE BLUE STAR nf
The Blue Star
By Fletcher Pratt
Cover by Ron Walotsky
The alternate Earth of The Blue Star is no home to swashbucklers or soldiers. It's a carefully worked out society, approximating the 18th-century Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this world, gunpowder has not been discovered, but magic works.
The Empire centered around the city of Netzigon is corrupt, collapsing, decadent, and basically tiresome. The novel follows the adventures of Rodvard Bergelin, who begins as an ineffectual, milquetoast government clerk and becomes embroiled in a massive plot to pull the Empire down and rebuild a free society. Great Stuff!
Originally published by Twaine in 1952. This is the first paperback appearance, one of the early entries in the "Adult Fantasy" series that Lin Carter constructed for Ballantine Books. Clean, shiny exterior with spots of edge and corner wear. Rub spot along lower right edge of spine. Pages are tan. Owner signiature on flyleaf. Binding is good-as-new.