Wandl the Invader
There were nine major planets in the Solar System and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet--a maverick! This tenth world, if it had an orbit, had a strange one, for it was heading inwards from interstellar space, heading close to the Earth-Mars spaceways, upsetting astronautic calculations and raising turmoil on the two inhabited worlds. But even so none suspected then just how much trouble this new world would make. For it was WANDL THE INVADER and it was no barren planetoid. It was a manned world, manned by minds and monsters and traveling into our system with a purpose beyond that of astronomical accident!
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Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
WANDL THE INVADER
by RAY CUMMINGS
ACE BOOKS, INC. 23 West 47th Street, New York 36, N.Y.
Copyright ©, 1961, by Ace Books, Inc.
Magazine version serialized in Astounding Stories , Copyright, 1932, by Clayton Publications, Inc.
"It's a planet," I said. "A little world."
"How little?" Venza demanded.
"One fifth the mass of the Moon. That's what they've calculated now."
"And how far is it away?" Anita asked. "I heard a newscaster say yesterday...."
"Newscasters!" Venza broke in scornfully. "Say, you can take what they tell you about any danger or trouble and cut it in half; and even then you'll be on the gloomy side... Continue reading book >>
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