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Franklin, Jay
1950 abridgement of 1932 book
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Galaxy Novel (#10)

Trade paperback
Samson Pollen

A magazine-sized (5-1/4" by 7-1/4") magazine format book, from the publishers of Galaxy.

Galaxy Novel #10 - 1952 (FPCI hardcover was 1950.) Credits page states "This novel has been slightly abridged for the sake of better pacing." Cover by Samson Pollen, 160 pages, 35 cent cover price. Condition is VG+: tight and almost square (bottom is square); spine is flat with wear to ends and a couple of short crossing-creases, age tanning is mild to moderate and uniform (slightly less than average for 50 years old); light overall wear including 1-1/2" scrape at middle left and faint price-trace at middle right (see scan.) No stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy.

Rat Race, by Jay Franklin (pseudonym of John Franklin Carter) - GALAXY NOVEL #10. ["The" appears at beginning of title only on title page - not cover or spine.]
When an atomic explosion destroys the battleship Alaska, Lt. Commander Frank Jacklin returns to consciousness in New York and is shocked to find himself in the body of Winnie Tomkins, a dissolute stockbroker. Unable to explain his real identity, Jacklin attemps to fit into Tompkin's way of life. Complications develop when Jacklin gets involved with Tompkin's, his red-haired mistress and his lucious secretary. Three too many women for Jacklin to handle.

His foreknowledge of the Alaska sinking and other top secret matters plunges him into a mad world of intrigue and excitement in Washington - that place where anything can happen and does!