The planet was called Pyrrus, a strange place where all the beasts, plants and natural elements were designed for one specific purpose: to destroy man.
The settlers there were supermen, twice as strong as ordinary men and with milli-second reflexes. They had to be. For their business was murder.
It was up to Jason dinAlt, interplanetary gambler, to discover why Pyrrus had become so hostile during man’s brief habitation.
This omnibus contains all three novels in the Deathworld trilogy!
Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these problems are put aside when his Manhattan office building falls into the fourth dimension. Madison Square is filled with wigwams and it’s up to Arthur to engineer a way to make his building to fall back to the future.
PLANET OF SAND: A world literally bald, completely covered by sand and devoid of life – or so the stranded spaceman thought until he saw the huge menacing girders whose origin and purpose he could not begin to fathom.
WHITE SPOT: A gold locket containing a picture of a girl, found in millennia-old ruins on a planet some hundreds of light-years from Earth, threatens the existence of the entire human race.
SECOND LANDING: A lost space team lands on a deserted planet, entirely unprepared for the strange world’s one citizen; a great white amoeboid monster, hiding in wait to wreak its fury on any intruders.
The human race was expanding through the galaxy . . . and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet . . . war is inevitable. Or is it . . .?
This volume contains 7 short works by Murray Leinster, including: “Rogue Star,” “Dear Charles,” “Dead City,” “Sam, This Is You,” “The Other Now,” The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator,” and “The End.”
Roving through the uncharted vastness of deep space, Med Serviceman Calhoun of the Interplanetary Medical Service brings his mission of healing to isolated colonists far from Earth.
Alone in his starship with only his pet tormal for companionship, Calhoun plunges into an uncharted void without stars or nebulae…discovers a planet whose inhabitants starve to death amid a bounty of food…and dares a quarantined world ruled by galactic untouchables!
One man’s fight against interplanetary chaos.
Three novellas featuring Medic Calhoun and the imperturbable Murgatroyd. A physician in the Interstellar Medical service travels the galaxy with no human companionship, and is responsible for the health care, not of people or groups, but of WORLDS!
Centuries, eons from now the peculiar, fantastic, astounding mind if man will conquer strange new worlds and probe the meaning of the central core of infinity with instruments of incredible scientific precision! In the far-off era when man will defy gravity, space, time – to explore the universe and make immensity his own!
Put yourself in the place of Kim Rendall, a handsome, idealistic young man living on a distant planet ruled by a super-efficient government. Here is industrialization carried to its illogical conclusion. Kim Rendall lives in the shadow of mechanized terror, for machines have taken over, and the disciplinary circuit keeps the inhabitants in check . . .
The MARINTHA hurtled into space to discover the secret of the galactic ancestors of the human race.
In the shattered rubble of great civilizations they discovered bizarre remnants of humanity beside whom they would battle the poisonous forces arrayed against all human life…
Humanity’s future hung in the starry balance!
Dunne was a crystal miner among the stars until he discovered the biggest strike in space.
Drilling through the Rings of Thothmes with a mysterious lady stowaway, the lonely hunter soon realized that every miner in this golden mist was out to get him – and the treasure.
Even as bloodshed spreads across the sky, eyes both inhuman and unseen watched, waiting to close in…
As soon as he arrived to take over his command, Scott knew that something was wrong on Checkpoint Lambda. Scott realized that not only his life, but the existence of the Lambda depended upon his finding out what was wrong . . . for the charts indicated that it was headed on a collision course, and would be totally destroyed unless immediate measures were taken. But would he be able to act in time?
SPACE CAPTAIN follows the interstellar journey of space buccaneer Captain Trent as he chases down a band of opportunistic space pirates.
Things were quiet that night in the space port. Then the ‘Theban’ arrived without warning, bringing with it a surly crew, led by a blustering captain, Larson…
The ‘Theban’ was old, propelled by a totally obsolescent interplanetary drive. The only way Larson could get it off the ground was to kidnap the young engineer, Horn, who he hoped could at least manage to keep the ship in flight until it reached its final rendezvous.
Their destination was the spaceship ‘Danae’ – a ship loaded with millions in space credit notes. If Horn wanted to save the ‘Danae’ from the onslaughts of the Space Invaders, he had his work cut out for him…
The RIM STAR seemed to be an ordinary enough spaceship bound for the planet Handel on a routine mission. Then young Braden, a merchant-space officer, discovered that there was something all wrong about the RIM STAR . . . The captain was wrong, the crew mutinous, and there was even something going on with the passengers. The ship was in deadly danger . . .
For centuries space travelers had dreaded a place they called the Other Side of Nowhere – a place in the universe where up was down, where right was wrong, and where all direction was lost . . .
To save the RIM STAR Braden had to bring the ship to that place of nightmare. . .