|28th March 2012, 06:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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1970s maybe 1980s space opera novel
This is a short novel I remember from a long time ago. One of those thin sci fi novels popular in the 70s and 80s.It was a space opera story. The story revolves around a spy/rogue that is on vacation or leave on a pleasure planet. He is given an assignment during the vacation to rescue a girl from a band of kidnappers/slave traders. I only read the first chapter or two. So thats about all I remember of the book. However I remember that this ones cover (was a paper back), had a picture of two "frogmen" amphibian aliens in clothes and with rifles on the cover. Anyone have an idea of the title or author of this book?
|28th March 2012, 11:26 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Mad Mountain Man
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Re: 1970s maybe 1980s space opera novel
Sounds a little like one of Poul Anderson's Dominic Flandry books. Flandry is typically described as a rogue and an interstallar James Bond. Possibly Agent of the Terran Empire (1965 or thereabouts). This is a fairly short book with about four short stories in it. One of them is Warriors from Nowhere! In this story he is on vacation when he gets a call about a raid on another planet in which a thousand citizens, mostly women, are captured including the favourite granddaughter of the Emperor. Flandry is assigned to rescue her. However none of the covers I have seen appear anything like you describe so maybe not.
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