The Convulsing Earth had shattered Civilization
—and Something Was Moving In To Pick Up The Pieces
• Mal was heading across an America ravaged by worldwide earthquakes when he ran into a dying stranger who babbled of men who weren't really men. The stranger had an unusual gold coin in his pocket which no expert could identify, and soon, Mal was to discover some things who wanted that coin were on his trail....
• Steve Dravek awoke in a nightmarish city and immediately had to fight for his life against ruthless organ-stealing gangs. His last memories are of a vanished time from over a century ago. And someone is hunting him through the dark city, someone who seems to know him better than he knows himself....
• The commander of the spaceship fleet that just annihilated the enemy armada has decided to become world dictator unless his second in command can stop him....
• A national test condemns a man to a life of unskilled labor, unless he can find a way around the system....
A full-length novel, and a host of short novels and more fill an action-packed volume by the master of science fiction adventure.
Praise for Keith Laumer:
"Spare, clean prose style and muscular storytelling technique , . . when the final word is read, the reader comes away with both a sense of completion and a desire for the tale to go on ... forever, if possible."
"You're about to have fun," —David Drake
"One of the most productive and popular writers of science fiction."
* —Ben Bova
"... adventure tales that are brisk, light and sardonic,.,."
"Laumer is a master,.," —Seattle Times
"Tautly written and endless suspense ... excellent..,." — VOYA