It all started when Captain Nathan Hansard of 'A' Artillery Company, Camp Jackson/Mars Command Post was sent to Mars. A fault in the instantaneous transmission of matter transmitter created two of him: one went to Mars as scheduled, while a 'ghost' stayed on Earth in a strange world of secondary matter, walking through steel vaults and swimming in the concrete foundations of buildings. The original Hansard carried orders for the total nuclear arsenal of Camp Jackson/Mars to be unleashed on the enemy, so precipitating Earth's nuclear holocaust. Something had to be done - and fast. Could Hansard save the world? Could his ghost..?
Used availability for Thomas M Disch's Echo Round His Bones
May 1969 : UK Hardback
October 1979 : USA Paperback
September 1970 : UK Paperback