omni,w/new-to-book: 1966
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Ace (G-606)
Peter Michael; Jack Gaughan
VG to VG+

Ace Double (G-606, 50 cent cover price) 1966 paperback. Condition is VG to VG+: tight and square; spine is flat but with edgewear and light end-wear plus a couple of half-length lines; age tanning is mild and uniform (insides of covers are darker.) Light to moderate overall wear - a little heavier on Carter side (see scan.) No stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy.

Ace Double G-606 (1966): containing The Man Without a Planet by Lin Carter, bound with Time to Live by "John Rackham" (real name is John T. Phillifent). This is the first appearance for either book.

The Man Without a Planet by Lin Carter (cover by Peter Michael, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 113 pages.) When Raul Linton, Commander of the Space Navy, returned from the bloody Third Imperial War in 3468 A.D., he was a disillusioned hero. Defiantly stripping off his medals and ribands, Raul roamed the Inner Cluster of stars in search of some meaning. But close on his trail was the Imperium Government spy, Pertinax - known as the Snake - who was out to prove Raul a traitor. And then Raul Linton met up with Sharl of the Yellow-Eyes, who proposed a daring scheme of intergalactic action which would at once restore the Sharl's exiled Queen Innald to her rightful place on the throne of Valadon. But to join this mission, Raul would have to fight openly against his government... [This is part of Carter's "Great Imperium" loose series.]

(Bound with) Time to Live by "John Rackham" - Cover and frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 141 pages. To the man in the weird bubble-car, its design was only part of the nightmare. He dabbed and pulled frantically at strange things like paddles, saw the winding road swinging and twisting in front of him, tried to turn a corner... but didn't make it. When he awoke the Earthan remembered the madness of that speeding chase - yet he knew the worst of it was his inability to recall who he was, where he was, and why he was being chased. Then a lulling voice spoke inside his head: "You are on Kalmed; I'm Aporia. Your people say you've killed one of my fellow Kalmedans..." Somehow the Earthan knew he was no murderer - but he sensed something chillingly unfamiliar in the interaction of his mind and the body it inhabited...