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Ace D-Series Double Science Fiction Novel #D-237:
'Master of Life and Death' by Robert Silverberg
'The Secret Visitors' by James White
Cover Price: $.35
'When the Earth became Overpopulated' - 'Master'
'He put our world on trial!' - ' Visitors'
Print and Copyright Dates: 1957 for both
Cover Artist(s): 'Master' by the superlative Emsh (Edmund Alexander Emshwiller (February 16, 1925-July 27, 1990))
Not known for sure, but looks that Emsh is also the artist for 'Visitors'
This member of the highly collectible Ace Sci Fi D-Series of double novels ('dos-a-dos') is in the 'shorty', or pocket format popular with pulps of the day.
It is an Ace Double that is referred to by some collectors as a type 1 double.
Other Works by these Authors:
James White (April 7, 1928 - August 23, 1999) - 'Hospital Station', Ballantine, 1962;
'The Watch Below', 1966
'Tomorrow Is Too Far', 1971
Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935 - ) -
'Starman's Quest', 1956
'The Silent Invaders', 1963
'To Open the Sky', 1967
Our rating for this highly desirable original double D-Series Ace Sci Fi novel:
(See our FAQ for a description of our unique Sci Fi rating system.)
Generally tight. Minimal chipping on edges. Good deal of gloss on both covers. 'Master' cover has a diagonal crease across upper corner. Minor tears on spine corners. This is certainly a collectible piece and offers a really affordable way to own cover art from Emsh, not to mention it is a fine example of late 1950's sci fi as a member of Ace's earliest (and many think, best quality) of double novels.