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By John W. Campbell Jr.

A sky pirate armed with stronger guns of his personal invention.... First touch with an alien race risky adequate to threaten the protection of 2 planets....The arrival of an unseen darkish sunlight whose attendant marauders geared toward the very finish of civilization during this sunlight System.... those have been the 3 demanding situations that validated the ability and minds of the intense group of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their preliminary adventures are a vintage of science-fiction which first introduced the identify in their writer, John W. Campbell, into prominence as a grasp of the creative mind's eye.

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