All The Colours Of Darkness
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All The Colours Of Darkness (Jan Darzek #1)

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He was their captive on the moon. Jan would have given anything to know whether those "faces" masked emotions of violence, contempt, murder - or worse - if this alien race had emotions at all!

His one chance at escape depended on knowing. And he had to escape - for if these creatures decided that the soul of earth were the wrong color, then they would destroy the world!
Published (first published 1963)
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Michael Hall
What began as a mystery surrounding sabotage of a newly created teleportation system soon becomes the tale of a private eye, Jan Darzek, who is thrust into a moral and ethical argument with a group of aliens. Survival soon becomes the question. Written ckduring the sixties this book predicts the world of the eighties. Biggle got a few things wrong but luckily he had the foresight to limit his vision of cultural change so we're able to still read this without it seeming too dated. The sudden appa...more
Nicole
Written in 1963 about the not to distant future of 1985. Hindsight tells us Biggle got a few things wrong but the feel is still good because he kept the world reasonably consistent with the sixties. The main thrust is the mystery with Jan Darzek, Private Eye, and man of strong convictions. He uses his brain and like Sherlock Holmes is willing to believe "When you've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." After all Universal Transmitting Company...more
Elerwen
bello, bello. consigliato
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Biggle was born in 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in World War II as a communications sergeant in a rifle company of the 102nd Infantry Division; during the war, he was wounded twice. His second wound, a shrapnel wound in his leg received near the Elbe River at the end of the war, left him disabled for life.

After the war, Dr. Biggle resumed his education. He received an A.B. Degree with High Di...more
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