GOLDEN PEOPLE + EXILE FROM XANADU
Jack Gaughan; Ed Emshwiller
VG+ or better
Ace Double (M-103) 1964 paperback; 45 cent cover price. Condition is VG+ or better: tight and square with flat spine, age tanning is mild and uniform, insides of covers are darker, light overall wear. A minor binding error causes a 1/4" block of pages to stick out 1/16" or less at the side. No stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy.
Ace Double M-103 (1964): containing The Golden People by Fred Saberhagen, bound with Exile from Xanadu by Lan Wright. This is the first book appearance for each.
The Golden People by Fred Saberhagen (118 pages; cover and frontispiece by Jack Gaughan.) This is Saberhagen's first book. The planet was called Golden in honor of the planeteer whose ship had crashed there years before. It was an Earth-type world, with humanoid natives, and other creatures that were... something else. Almost all of the planet was covered by an invisible Field which blanked radar, dampend the power of the Earthman's stunners, immobilized their robots and caused watches to run backward. No machine more complicated than a lever or knife could work inside the Field. The Space Force had to revert to the primitive to explore the world. And obviously, someone or something hidden in the vast reaches of the planet had planned it that way...