Monday, 1 November 2010

ACE DOUBLE: THE SHIP THAT SAILED THE TIME STREAM + STRANGER THAN YOU THINK

Ace Double paperback, 1965. Cover painting by Jack Gaughan.

"OPERATION: TIME-SLIP 
Ensign Joe Rate, captain of the experimental Navy yawl Alice, figured that everything that could happen to him in one day had already happened. First, after a freak electrical storm at sea the Alice had somehow been thrown a thousand years back in time, and it looked like they were stranded in the past. They had provisions for two weeks at the most. Then there was the voluptuous barbarian girl they'd saved from captivity - her presence on board a ship full of normal sailors wasn't likely to lessen the problems of the situation. 
Then he saw the four Viking raiding ships bearing straight for him, and in a few minutes the first spear thunked into the Alice's foredeck. 
The ship that sailed the time stream is a novel of madcap adventure in a past much more lively than any historian ever dreamed!"

Ace Double paperback, 1965. Cover painting by Jack Gaughan.

"SECRETS THE WORLD MUST NEVER LEARN 
If you have a friend to whom strange things happen, you can never lack for excitement. And if your friend happens to be the famous Mad Friend of G. C. Edmonson's remarkably authentic accounts of improbable but possible happenings, then you can always count on the unexpected. 
This particular friend had a knack for turning up the unearthly, the off-the-record, the things that were "stranger than science." he could spot a time traveller across a restaurant - and then produce the sort of proof that would be more potent than tequila. He could find just where the meteor fell - and show you that it is not just a rock from space but far, far more ominous. He could... 
But read stranger than you think for yourself and then start looking around your supposedly workaday world. Things may look different!"
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