The Girl Who Loved Death / Slave Planet(2011)
An omnibus of novels by Paul W Fairman and Laurence M Janifer
Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel, "The Girl who Loved Death" is an hard-boiled sci-fi thriller by Paul W. Fairman (complete with its original interior illustration). It was the most baffling set of questions a private eye ever had to answer. And the toughest inquiry of the bunch was: How on earth did a normal-sized girl get shrunk down to a pint-sized beauty? Nick Saturday wasn't much of a private detective, and he was the first one to admit it. But somehow he ended up getting hired to find a missing woman - a spectacular redhead named Helen Burdette. So - like all good flatfoots - he grabbed a cab and starting combing the streets of the city for her. The problem was that he had the right city and the right street - but the wrong world! The second novel, "Slave Planet" is an interplanetary adventure by Laurence M. Janifer. It was called Fruyling's World. It was tremendously rich in the metals that kept the Terran Confederation going - one vital link in a galaxy-wide civilization. But the men of Fruyling's World lived on borrowed time, knowing that slavery was outlawed throughout the Confederation - and that only the slave labor of the reptilian natives could produce the precious metals the Confederation needed! As the first hints of the truth about Fruyling's World emerge, the tension becomes unbearable - to be resolved only in the shattering climax of this fast-paced, thought-provoking story from one of yesterday's most original writers of Science Fiction.
Used availability for Paul W Fairman's The Girl Who Loved Death / Slave Planet
April 2011 : USA Paperback