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Equator and Segregation

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An invasion of Earth was imminent - and only one man could prevent it!

A team of saboteurs had infiltrated the enemy territories, attempting to bring back to Earth a warning of the impending attack.

Death had reduced their number to two and fears of treachery divided them.

Finally, only one man could save the Earth. The secret of the hordes of death must be brought back.

But h
Paperback, 127 pages
Published June 1973 by New English Library (first published 1958)
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A fast enjoyable read from the days when books didn't have to be "great" to good. You'll probably read a few complaints that this is underwritten and pulp sci-fi but that adds to the charm imho. Maybe because I first read it when I was 10-12 and it was pretty close to the young adult material from book club in structure and tone. :) But it introduced me to ideas I've seen done elsewhere since, and in hindsight the post-war Brit vibe was the perfect tone for those ideas.

Maybe its my nostalgia fo
Equator is only the first two thirds of this book and is followed by another shorter story called Segregation. The first story is an action packed, fast paced investigation story and the second an intriguing exploration of an alien planet and their strange inhabitants.
More interesting than the novel, was the short story at the end, "Segregation". Just read that instead.
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