|Dimensions||21 × 14 × 2 cm|
A. E. van Vogt
Good. The book has been read and is in good readable condition with visible wear on the cover and possibly some noticeable writing on the pages. Possible book foxing.
Empire Of The AtomScience Fiction
In the post-holocaust world of the far-future, the Linn dynasty had held sway despite blood attempts by Machiavellian power-seekers to unseat the ruler of Earth’s interplanetary empire. But when a mutant child is born to the Lord Leader’s daughter-in-law, the Lady Tania, suddenly the balance of power is thrown into disarray.
Lady Lydia, the Leader’s daughter, says the child should be killed. She hopes her son, Tews, will succeed the Lord Leader; others feel the mutant can be used for political gain. Only the sage adviser Scientist Joquin sees potential in the oddly frail and poorly formed child. With the blessing of the Lord Leader, the boy, Clane is protected by Joquin, until the old man is killed in an unfortunate incident.
Clane had impressed the Lord Leader with his intellectual powers, despite his physical deficiencies. But he will have to be as clever as his adversaries, as full of guile and deception as those who would displace him, if he is ever to come into full power of his destined position as the ruler of the… Empire of the Atom
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