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EARTHMAN GO HOME! + TO THE TOMBAUGH STATION
Ed Emshwiller; Edward Valigursky
Ace Double D-479 (1960): Earthman Go Home! by Poul Anderson, bound with To the Tombaugh Station by Wilson Tucker. This is the first American paperback appearance for either book.
Earthman Go Home! by Poul Anderson - cover by Ed Emshwiller, 110 pages. Serialized as "A Plague of Masters" in Fantastic in 1960, and reverted to that title when revised & included in Flandry of Terra (yep- it's part of that series.)
The planet Unan Besar was hospitable to man, except for a particular strain of bacteria which was everywhere. Unless you got your antitoxin pill from Biocontrol, you would die painfully in 30 days. When Captain Sir Dominic Flandry decides to poke around on a whim, he promptly runs afoul of the tyrannical Biocontrol government, and barely escapes. Hunted and on the run, he must find an Underground and intrigue his way into finding out what this planet had to hide, and bargain for his life 30 days at a time - with just his wits. But Flandry lives for intrigue, and the profits to be made that way…
Kate Bristol was a born huntress, and her employers at Interworld Insurance valued her for her keen senses and nerves of steel. But the only way to invesigate the suspect was to embark on a 2 month trip to the farthest moons - to Tombaugh Station - with no one on ship but Kate and the suspected murderer-pilot Irvin Webb. Webb is tough as nails, and then there's the little problem of the sensor ghost and whether or not they should try to rescue a derelict ship…