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EYE OF THE MONSTER+SEA SIEGE
Ace-Double (1 author)
VG to VG+
|ex-ChUSFA: stamp on first inside page, page 85. MORE INFO|
Ace Double (F-147) 1962 paperback (40 cent cover price.) Condition is VG to VG+: tight and square with flat spine; light to moderate overall wear including various 1" finger-creases, and wear to ends of spine; mild to moderate uniform age tanning (darker inside covers; what you expect for 40 years.) First page & page 85 of each side have 2 stamps (one crossed off) - from the reserves of a defunct SF library.
An Ace Double from 1962 with both sides by Andre Norton: Eye of the Monster, bound with Sea Siege. This is the first paperback appearance for either side.
Eye of the Monster - an original short novel (cover by Ed Emshwiller, 80 pages.) Rees Naper and his uncle Milo had never seen eye to eye about the Ishkurians. Milo felt that these reptile-men had been wronged by the Terrans and could be won over by brotherly love. But Rees knew the Ishkurians well, knew that the "crocs," as they were nicknamed, were filled with hate for all Terrans and could never be trusted. His worst fears were realized when the Terran authorities decided to grant the Ishkurians self-government and withdrew their protective forces from the planet. As soon as the last troops left the "crocs" went on a killing rampage. Cut off from the remaining fortified outposts by miles of jungle and armies of crocs, Rees knew that his only chance for survival was to outwit the cunning reptiles. He had to learn to think like a croc, feel like a croc… and see through the eye of the monster.
Bound with Sea Siege (cover by Ed Valigursky, 176 pages.) The hardcover edition was in 1957.
On a bleak little island in the West Indies, Griff Guston faced many baffling questions. Why were there so many small island cruisers found adrift and abandoned? Why was the sea disease that Griff's scientist father was investigating radioactive? Why were the colonies of octopi growing larger and becoming so strangely organized and daring? Before the answers could be found, civilization blanked out beyond the island. Atomic attack had left the little group isolated, alone in a world gone silent, in a world about to endure the terrors of atomic fallout and total devastion. But there was another danger to come: from the ocean floor where a new and competing type of intelligence was prepared to seize the world for itself.