Jakes, John The Planet Wizard
New York, NY Ace Books 1969 0206706006 / 9780206706005 Likely First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good+
Illustrated by Jones, Jeff (cover)
Spine slightly creased. Slight shelf wear.
"Once there were mighty worlds and vast commercial empires. Once there were the Lords of the Exchange, masters of the multifold works of scvience whose products made II Galaxy boom and its myriads of inhabitants happy. But dark days had fallen, the lights had gone out everywhere, and superstition, ignorance, and the frightful reality of mutants and monsters had made that universe a place of terror.
Pastora was one of the most backward of the surviving worlds, and on that world it fell to the lot of four people to go out on a faltering spaceship to loot a nearby planet.
One went for adventure, one was sent for punishment, one went for wealth, and one went for the holy purpose of rekindling a fire that would relight the beacons of a lost civilization. This is their exciting story. "; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall