Next Stop The Stars / The Seed of Earth - Robert Silverberg - 1962 Ace Double F145 Paperback

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Cover: Next Stop the Stars by Ed Emshwiller

Cover2: The Seed of Earth by Ed Valigursky

Blurb: “The Seed of Earth: 114 pages
Next Stop the Stars: 139 pages”


NEXT STOP THE STARS is, as the title implies, a step out of this world into a group of worlds divided by time and space in which anyone is likely to encounter anything.

A selection of the best of Robert Silverberg, it presents an unusual novella of a world of the future which has been taken over by beings from outer space who have made themselves its master. Into the world, comes a man from the present-and the story of his contest with that future is as tensely dramatic as any novel.

Add to this a group of truly unusual science-fiction tales, and you will agree that NEXT STOP THE STARS is a justified title.”



In a dark cave, on a cold planet, in a distant galaxy, four Earthmen sat and pondered the chance that had sent them there. The Computer had picked them to carry human civilization out beyond the limits of the Solar System. They were to be pioneers of a virgin


Do Your Share for Mankind's Destiny read the slogan back on Earth. But Mankind's Destiny had not prepared them for the onslaught of the vicious aliens.

Four humans, alone in a cave, waiting for the outburst that would hurl them at each others' throats, feel ing the alien eyes observing their every action, and knowing that whatever they did would determine the future of their entire colony.”