Family d'Alembert Book 2
By E.E. 'Doc' Smith and Stephen Goldin
Gone from the galaxy... A startling discovery has shaken Earth's galactic Empire: more than two hundred and fifty thousand people have vanished from the resort moon, Vesa, without a trace! Called to duty, SOTE's most daring secret agents, Jules and Yvette D'Alembert - the former aerialists from the triple-gravity planet Des Plaines, possessed of lightning-reflexes and super-strength - are faced with a lethal and baffling conspiracy.
Together the D'Alemberts have conquered many of the Empire's most dangerous foes, but now the mighty pair must divide forces - each to challenge a deadly evil terror alone!
Stranglers' Moon is the second book in the "Family D'Alembert" series.
E. E. 'Doc' Smith (1890 - 1965) Edward Elmer Smith was born in Wisconsin in 1890. He attended the University of Idaho and graduated with degrees in chemical engineering; he went on to attain a PhD in the same subject, and spent his working life as a food engineer. Smith is best known for the 'Skylark' and 'Lensman' series of novels, which are arguably the earliest examples of what a modern audience would recognise as Space Opera. Early novels in both series were serialised in the dominant pulp magazines of the day: Argosy, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories and a pre-Campbell Astounding, although his most successful works were published under Campbell's editorship. Although he won no major SF awards, Smith was Guest of Honour at the second World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, in 1940. He died in 1965.
Stephen Goldin (1947 - )
Stephen Charles Goldin began publishing science fiction with 'The Girls on USSF 193' for If in 1965. He has written a number of novels and received a Nebula nomination for his short fiction, but is best known for writing the Family D'Alembert sequence, based on a story by E. E. 'Doc' Smith. He lives in California.
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29 Sep 2011
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