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FLOWER OF DORADIL + A PROMISING PLANET
Kelly Freas; Jack Gaughan
Ace Double (#24100, 75 cent cover price) - May 1970 paperback. Condition is near-Fine: very tight and square with flat spine; slight rubbing wear to left side of Rackham half. Age tanning is mild and uniform (insides of covers are darker); 4 numbers written in pen at upper right of Strike side (see scan - you have to look close); no other writing, marks or stamps.
An Ace-Double from 1970 containing Flower of Doradil by "John Rackham," bound with A Promising Planet by Jeremy Strike. Both of these are original - no previous appearance. John Rackham (pen name of John T. Phillifent) has always been known for producing fast moving, entertaining space opera.
Flower of Doradil by John Rackham: cover by Kelly Freas, 126 pages. Safari was a planet notorious for its big game. Sportsmen could hunt its montrous progeny on thousands of islands, but not on its single, dark continent, where its native inhabitants were assumed to sleep in primitive ignorance.
A Promising Planet by Jeremy Strike: cover and frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 125 pages. It was a promising planet, all right. It promised fabulous commissions for Bill Warden, surveyor for Star Systems, Inc. who had made first landing.