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The Avengers of Carrig

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The Avengers of Carrig

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Author: John Brunner
Publisher: DAW Books, 1980
Dell Publishing, 1969
Series: Zarathustra Refugee Planets: Book 1

0. Victims of the Nova
1. The Avengers of Carrig
2. Polymath
3. The Repairmen of Cyclops

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
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A much shorter version of this story appeared under the title Secret Agent of Terra in Ace Double F-133 (1962).

Once the city of Carrig stood supreme on this planet that had been settled by space refugees in the distant, forgotten past. From every corner of this primitive lost world caravans came to trade - and to view the great King-Hunt, the gruesome test by which the people of Carrig chose their rulers.

Then from space came new arrivals. And with them came their invincible death guns and their ruthless, all-powerful tyranny.

Now there would be no King-Hunt in Carrig, or hope for the planet-unless a fool-hardy high-born named Saikmar and a beautiful Earthling space-spy named Maddalena, could do the impossible...


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