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MASTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
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First Avon Printing: March 1968. Cover by Hector Garrido, 144 pages, 60 cent cover price. First "single" paperback edition (originally published as half of an Ace Double in 1957.) Condition is VG+ to near-Fine: tight and square, age tanning is mild and uniform (insides of covers are darker), slight overall wear (mostly to back cover.) There are two 1" finger-creases on left side of back cover (see scan.) Stamp on first page & page 85- from a defunct SF library - same source I've been selling for years.
A good early novel by Robert Silverberg: Master of Life and Death. Roy Walton is an assitant administrator of The Bureau of Population Equalization. He finds out about some "lost" projects within the bureau... including a secret interstellar probe, about to bring results. This is one of 3 early Silverberg novels singled out by Clute & Nichols' Encyclopedia of SF as being most notable.