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Philip E. High


The Duplicators / No Truce with Terra

Ace Double F-Series: Book 275

Philip E. High
Murray Leinster

The Duplicators

The Duplicators is an expansion of the novella Lord of the Uffts.

A planet where everyone has a machine which can duplicate anything would be the wealthiest world in the galaxy, right? Wrong. And unless the hapless voyager who's trapped on the planet can find a solution to its problem, his voyaging will be over -- permanently.

No Truce with Terra

From: The Shaldron Race
To: The Human Race
Greetings:
Your presence has been noted and the reason for your visit analyzed by our instruments. We have, therefore, taken the liberty of selecting one of your party for first contact, one whom we feel is best suited to grasp the motivations of both our races and arrange for future group contacts.

Peter Collard stared at the message with a cold feeling of foreboding. He felt pity for the poor devil.

"Who is this selected contact:"

"Ah now," Dyson became suddenly interested in the papers on the table. 'Well, I'm sorry and all that, but, as a matter of fact, they want you."

Reality Forbidden / Contraband From Otherspace

Ace Double G-Series: Book 609

A. Bertram Chandler
Philip E. High

Contraband From Otherspace

A deadly cargo that threatens to sheer through the fabric of reality, like a knife through soft butter.

Reality Forbidden

If wishes would only come true... how often has every human being thought that? How wonderful life would be if only we could have everything we ever dreamed of!

But the man who invented the dream-machine turned out to be the worst enemy humanity ever encountered! The dream became as real as the reality--and yet remained a figment of the imagination. And thereby the very foundations of civilization were undermined. Why strive--when you could get it all without effort?

Reality Forbidden is the unusual novel of that came afterwards. Of the world in which on the most rigid of terror kept the cities standing, and of the man who dared escape that world, to find the last place on earth where dreaming was not prohibited, and where one could not only have one's cake, but eat it as well!

These Savage Futurians / The Double Invaders

Ace Double G-Series: Book 623

Philip E. High
John Rackham

These Savage Futurians

Don't think new thoughts, don't improve anything, don't wander over the next hill.... These were the commandments for the men and women of the experimental village - one of those carefully nurtured settlements established after the collapse of world civilization.

The rules were made by the benevolent Masters of the Island - and they had to be obeyed. To disobey was to be destroyed. But Robert Ventnor, villager with a dangerous high quotient of curiosity, was the exception. He fled - and evaded liquidation.

But he fled right into the hands of These Savage Futurians and thereby supplied the key that could blast apart civilization's second chance and destroy the world once and for all.

The Double Invaders

The invasion of Scarta in the all-powerful name of the Space Empire of Zorgan was on. Everything went as predicted. The cities were taken, there was no opposing spacefleet. And yet everything went wrong.

For Scarta was a planet different from any other the arrogant Earthmen had invaded. Its peaceful people were tougher, its unarmed cities more impregnable, and its blue skies less placid than any world had any right to be.

Anthropol / The Time Mercenaries

Ace Double H-Series: Book 59

Philip E. High
Louis Trimble

Anthropol

It's an urgent assignment for Vernay: get control of the totalitarian government of Ujvila. Hard enough, but Vernay's also got to do it before Galactic-Military solves the problem its own way: by slamming in an invasion force and destroying half the planet.

The natives of Anthropol don't like aliens and they don't want Vernay. So it's going to be a tough assignment.

One of the toughest of his career.

The Time Mercenaries

There had been one war scare too many and so the human race had used genetic sorcery to delete the aggressive tendencies from its heredity. But now mankind was faced with an enemy so superior, so ruthless, that it was fight or be wiped out, and the humans could not fight. They couldn't even give orders to their robots to produce weapons.

The only possibility was to call up and bring back to life a museum exhibit: the submarine EUPHRATES and its battle-trained crew. The ship had been sunk a thousand years ago, and had been preserved to demonstrate the decadence of violence, violence which was now the only hope against and enemy to whom living space was all-important and human life was entirely superfluous!

Invader on My Back / Destination: Saturn

Ace Double H-Series: Book 85

Philip E. High
David Grinnell
Lin Carter

Invader on My Back

Invader on My Back is set on this world but in a period of time far ahead of the present. A world which has fallen to chaos with the criminal elements controlling the cities and vast police forces ruling the unknown wilderness beyond.

Only one man, unknowingly, holds the key to the state in which society finds itself--a man called craig.

Craig, however, is an outcast, a pariah, feared by organised crime and despised by the police who, despite themselves, are compelled to use him.

This fast moving story tells of his fight, not only against forces unknown, but also of his attempts to reinstate himself into a society which as rejected him.

Destination: Saturn

When identical planet-kings meet, one must be a Saturnian!

Space Captain / The Mad Metropolis

Ace Double M-Series: Book 135

Philip E. High
Murray Leinster

Space Captain

Interstellar chase of a space buccaneer.

The Mad Metropolis

Given: Earth 400 years from now--a rotten society in which mankind is doomed to die out.

A solution to the problem--an ultra-intelligent computer to govern humanity.

One man of seemingly average intelligence, but with an incredible I.Q. potential.

And you have: A corrupt society turned into a world where there is not corruption, because Mother Machine knows what's best for her human children and does it. Where that same all-powerful computer is rapidly turning men into zombies.

And where the world's only hope turns out to be one outlawed not-average man.

Result: An unusual science-fiction thriller.

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