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THESE SAVAGE FUTURIANS + THE DOUBLE INVADERS
Gray Morrow; Ermoyan
Ace Double (G-623, 50 cent cover price) 1967 paperback. Condition is Fine: very tight and very square with flat spine; no age tanning (much, much less than expected for its age) - edges are "sharp" / pages are bright. No stamps, marks or writing - a very clean copy that looks new.
These Savage Futurians by Philip E. High, bound with The Double Invaders, by John T. Phillifent writing as "John Rackham" - Ace Double G-623 (1967.) This is the first paperback appearance for either novel.
These Savage Futurians by Philip E. High (cover by Gray Morrow, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 134 pages.) Don't think new thoughts, don't improve anything, don't wander over the next hill ... these were the commandments for the men and women of the experimental village - one of those carefully nurtured settlements established after the collapse of world civilization. The rules were made by the benevolent Masters of the Island - and they had to be obeyed. To disobey was to be destroyed. But Robert Ventnor, villager with a dangerously high quotient of curiosity, was the exception. He fled - and evaded liquidation. But he fled right into the hands of THESE SAVAGE FUTURIANS and thereby supplied the key that could blast apart civilization's second chance and destroy the world... once and for all.
(Bound with) The Double Invaders by John Rackham (John T. Phillifent.) Cover by Ermoyan, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 120 pages. The target planet was Scarta, with 5 major continents, 6 principal cities, with 1 ship assigned to each. The cities were to be taken, subdued, and held, with minimum damage. So began the invasion of Scarta by the all-powerful Space Empire of Zorgan. Everything went as predicted. The cities were taken, there was no opposing spacefleet. And yet everything went wrong... For Scarta was a planet different from any other the arrogant Earthmen had invaded. Its peaceful people were tougher, its unarmed cities more impregnable, and its blue skies less placid than any world had any right to be...