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The Last Planet by Andre Norton
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The Last Planet (original 1953; edition 1953)

by Andre Norton

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Title:The Last Planet
Authors:Andre Norton
Info:Ace (1953), Paperback
Collections:Your library, Cover maybe done
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Fic, SF, !dunno, __check_cover

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The last planet by Andre Norton (Author) (1953)

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    Empire of the Eagle by Andre Norton (DisassemblyOfReason)
    DisassemblyOfReason: If the image in the prologue of the Roman legion - lost because of its loyalty, ordered to march across Asia to the end of the world - catches your imagination, it is the core of the story Empire of the Eagle.
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Barr, KenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barton, HarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwinger, LaurenceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Nan Hanlin who also prowls the stars in fiction, if not in fact.
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There is an old legend concerning a Roman Emperor, who, to show his power, singled out the Tribune of a loyal legion and commanded that he march his men across Asia to the end of the world. (prologue)
The Patrol ship, Starfire, Vegan registry, came into her last port in the early morning.
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THEY WERE FOLLOWING ORDERS ON A VOYAGE OF NO RETURN!!

The Stellar Patrol crew of the Vegan scout Starfire knew when they began their voyage that for them there would be no return. Their mission was to re-map forgotten galactic border systems, in the hope of establishing new bases for what was lef tof the once might Patrol.

But years and countless planets later, only a few survivors remained to explore the world on which they were hopelessly stranded. A world that was both extraordinarily alien and mysteriously familiar. A world on which they would fight for their lives, battle to the death and dis over that the end of unknowing could also be the most dangerous beginning of all...

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VISION OF DOOM

Kartr tried to sit up. His head swam sickeningly and the gray world whirled around. He accepted the reality of the pain in his body, the stone ledge on which he lay, and hte bushes. All were a part of this world---

This world? What world?

The question brought to life a white-hot fire in his mind. It came clear and vivid as a video-print.

He was in a strange building, surrounded by hgh walls, and he was waiting, waiting for a danger beyond all dangers. It came toward him, unhurried, purposeful. He could feel hte beat of power which enveloped it. He must fight. And yet he already knew every move of the coming battle, knew that it was a lost one...
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