- "Fraesch arrived on the planet Mulcahen to replace a missing scientist at Halcyon Station. That was the name of the very isolated and weirdly constructed laboratory of Speculations, Inc. What was going on there was not clear--but Fraesch suspected that it had to do with immortality drugs. So did the owners of the planet, a Russian-Turkish combine, who were shadowing Fraesch from the moment of his arrival. When Fraesch realized that his predescessor had vanished without a trace and that he was surely going to be next, the situation began to assume its true ominous color. Long life or not, the next wave of the unknown was slated to wash him out--and the station--as well...."--Page 4 of cover
- 0879975695 (1st printing)
9780879975692 (1st printing)
0879978198 (3rd printing)
9780879978198 (3rd printing)
- "First printing, October 1980"--Verso of title-page.
"DAW=sf books Number 404"--Cover.
"UE1569"--Cover. Third printing (issued in 1983) has code "UE1819."
"Cover art by Ken W. Kelly"--Verso of title-page.
Frontispiece signed with monogram initials of Jack Gaughan.
Rare Books copy: (3rd printing)--number line "3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on verso of title-page; code "UE1819" on cover.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Purchased from Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts; 2010.
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