THE 27TH DAY
BY JOHN MANTLEY
Five Against the World
From the emptiness of the room a rich resonant voice spoke — an alien voice from an alien planet:
“You five earth people have in your hands the power of life and death. Each capsule you hold can destroy a continent. This weapon will be lent to you for a period of 27 earthly days. If by the end of this time you have not used it, it will become harmless. Our records of your racial history show that there is a better than 50 per cent possibility of this weapon's being used within the 27 days — but in the end it will be your choice.”
THE 27TH DAY is the incredible story of five ordinary human beings who were abducted into the unknown and returned to earth with the power to destroy it. It is a frightening and prophetic novel of the not-too-distant future.
The George Abercrombie Fox series of historical naval fiction novels by Kenneth Bulmer (writing as Adam Hardy). George Abercrombie Fox is an officer in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars at the end of the 18th century. He fought his way up from the ranks, a nearly impossible feat in that period, and has the attitude to match. The tag line for the series is "the toughest bastard on the high seas."
The Winston Science Fiction Series was a juvenile SF series published by the John C. Winston Company of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1961.
The books below are shown in their original publication order. Click on a cover to go to the page for that book.
Winston Science Fiction eBooks from other publishers.
Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke
Vandals of the Void by Jack Vance
Trouble on Titan by Alan E. Nourse
The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova
The Mists of Dawn by Chad Oliver
Vault of the Ages by Poul Anderson
Other Winston series books by Lester del Rey and Donald A. Wollheim are not available as eBooks at this time but may be in the future.
Covers by Hugo winning artists like Alex Schomburg (who also created the endpapers used in many books of the series) and Virgil Finlay, as well Hugo nominees like Mel Hunter and Ed Emshwiller, contributed a great deal to the success of the series. Covers had a more serious feel than some other SF art of the time, and compliment the educational attitude the authors took in writing their factual forewords describing the science and technology that appears in the books.
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