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The Planet Explorer (Colonial Survey #1-4)

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Eons from now, Man will hurtle through the void in gravity-defying ships across light years of distance to far-flung planets . . . And more staggering yet, he will colonize these islands in the unimaginably vast ocean of space. There will be world, such as: LANI III -- a glacier-land warmed by man

XOSA II-- a shining desert made green by man

LOREN II -- an inferno of beasts,...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by Wildside Press (first published 1956)
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Roddy Williams
'As humans spread throughout the galaxy, thousands of planets have been colonized.
Often, the colonists discover too late that an apparently hospitable planet
conceals a terrible danger to their survival. The fate of these colonies scattered
across the galaxy rests with one man, whose own fate is to race forever against
looming interstellar disaster.'

Blurb from the 2003 Baen paperback edition

Originally published as ‘Colonial Survey’ by Gnome Press in 1956, and reissued in 1957 by Avon Press...more
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Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia- June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.

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