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Gilman, R.C. (=Coppel)
STARKAHN OF RHADA [r2]
Harcourt Brace &World
Harcourt, Brace & World: 1970 hardcover (stated "first edition" on credits page.) Cover by Richard Loehle, 190 pages, $4.95 cover price. Condition is near-Fine in a Fine (-) dustjacket: tight and almost square (bottom is square, top has slight tilt); very light bump traces to ends of spine (corners are still sharp), age tanning is mild and uniform. No stamps, marks or writing - a very clean copy. Unclipped DJ has no tears, with a hint of rubbing wear to (blank) back cover (see scans.) When I got this 2 decades ago, I placed it in a new Demco DJ protector, which has kept it in great shape.
A rare hardcover first edition of The Starkahn of Rhada - 3rd in a juvenile SF trilogy by Alfred Coppel, writing as"Robert Cham Gilman." While the first book had a paperback he same year, the 2 sequels did not appear in paperback for a decade or more.
Since I haven't read this, I'm quoting from a short review in Analog December 1970 for a plot set-up/summary:
"The girl, revived, becomes a political pawn in the hands of a fanatic Navigator clique. The dying Vulk, Gret, sends Kier and his cyborg partner, with his own mate, Erit, to steal the mutant girl from the "warlocks" who have revived her, and persuade her to stop the death ship. Only it develops that it will no longer obey her. "Robert Cham Gilman" has earned himself a place in the field that Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson, in particular, have kept fresh and lively. His books are not watered down, his people and creatures are real, and the social forces that move them are the ones we can recognize in our own time... [-P. Schuyler Miller]
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