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TARGET: TERRA + THE PROXIMA PROJECT
Jack Gaughan; John Schoenherr
Ace Double (H-91, 60-cent cover price) 1968 paperback. Condition is VG+: tight and square with flat spine; spine has a faint line down length and a couple traces of edgwear; age tanning is mild and uniform; faint lines next to spine, light overall wear. Bookstore stamps inside each cover; no other marks or writing.
Ace Double H-91 (1968) - containing Target: Terra by Laurence M. Janifer and S. J. Treibich, bound with The Proxima Project by "John Rackham" (real name is John T. Philifent). This is the first book appearance for each.
Target: Terra by Laurence M. Janifer & S. J. Treibich - cover and frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 104 pages. Orbital Station One was quickly going to pieces. The mechanicals were lurching, the gravity was fluctuating, the cook was in a drunken stupor, and the sex-suppressants had worn off. To top it all - the automatic missile launchers were aimed at every major city on Earth - and there was no way of redirecting them. There were either aliens on board the ship, or a saboteur - and the Intelligence Officer didn't know which. He didn't know what was going to happen next either - just that it was going to be horrible! This is first in the Angelo DiStefano series; both sequels appeared as halves of Ace Doubles in 1969.
(Bound with): The Proxima Project by John Rackham - cover by John Schoenherr, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 149 pages. Horace McCool was a serious-minded junior tycoon, and he was suddenly and wildly infatuated with Yum-Yum, a trip-tape entertainer with a rock group called The Trippers. He'd never met her, but Horace vowed to follow her to the moon if he had to, just to find out who she was. Once he got to the moon, though, Horace McCool found that he still had a lot to learn. There were 4 innocent looking kids with a ship - the Ellis Dee - and nothing was as it seemed to be. The ship was outward bound on the biggest trip of all... and Horace McCool was going.