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THE STAR VIRUS + MASK OF CHAOS
Kelly Freas; Jack Gaughan
Ace Double (#78400, 75-cent cover price) August 1970 paperback. Condition is VG+: tight and square with flat spine; age tanning is mild and uniform (insides of covers slightly darker); light overall wear (more on the Jakes side.) No stamps, marks, or writing.
An Ace Double from 1970 - containing The Star Virus by Barrington J. Bayley, bound with Mask of Chaos by John Jakes.
The Star Virus by Barrington J. Bayley - (cover by Kelly Freas, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan, 121 pages.) The first novel by this reasonably prolific British author - one I think could be described as "darker" space opera. I read this 30 years ago and liked it, but have to rely now on the sketchy teaser on the first page blurb: