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THE LAST PLANET + A MAN OBSESSED
Ace Double (D-96) 1955 paperback; 35 cent cover price. Condition is near Fine. It is tight and square, with very light wear at ends. Very little overall wear (light wear to Norton side); age-tanning is very mild and uniform - much less than expected for a book this old. No stamps, marks or writing - clean copy that is probably unread.
Ace Double D-96 (1955): containing The Last Planet (original title: Star Rangers) by Andre Norton, bound with A Man Obsessed by Alan E. Nourse. This is the first paperback appearance for either novel.
The Last Planet, original title: Star Rangers. (Cover by Barton, 192 pages.) In 8054 A.D. the Stellar Patrol was the last remnant of the power of a once-flourishing intergalactic empire. The Vegan scout Starfire was one of the few ships left to the Patrol Fleet which was dispersed on a useless mission to remap forgotten systems on the edge of the galaxy. The crew of the Starfire realized that there was little chance that they would ever return - yet they performed their duty to the best of their ability… until the Starfire crashed and could go no further. They were stranded on a fertile planet, with breathable air - but it was completely off their charts. There the mixed crew of aliens and humans had to face the dangers of a strange planet, and the greatest threat of all - the breakdown of disipline and the beginnings of anarchy. [Something about the cover art makes me wonder if the costume-designer for the original STAR TREK television series read a copy with this cover in his or her youth…]