Petaja, Emil The Star Mill (Ace F-414)
New York, NY Ace Books 1966 Likely First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good
Covers show some creasing/darkening. Bookstore seal impressed on front cover. Foxing, one page dogeared.
"The castaway on the interstellar asteroid on the fringes of space's forbidden region proved to be disaster to his rescurers [sic] and an enigma to the leaders of Earth. Yet, at whatever cost, he was a puzzle that had to be solved, for he seemed to be the single being that was immune to the growing storm of disintegration emanating from the Ursa Major constellation.
It would be up to this mind-blocked stranger, Ilmar, to solve his own mystery -- but the further he penetrated into his own time-space pattern, the more he realized that he was the living embodiment of an ancient legend pointing to a date with destiny beyond the frontiers of known science.
Derived from the cosmic suggestions of the ancient Kalevala, this is a truly unusual novel of science, adventure, and fantasy."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall