|Lancer paperback, 1964. Artwork by Ed Emshwiller ("Emsh").|
"Au / 79 / 197.2
Chemical symbol...Atomic number...Atomic weight...
Scientific terms for gold...But science can't begin to explain the mystery and magic of gold.
It was gold that lured the "Secret Legion" - as oddly mixed a group of adventurers as any in song or story - into the world's most treacherous desert.
And gold they found - a golden man, an exotic golden woman, a huge golden tiger, and an eerie golden snake.
Gold brought them together ... Gold made them enemies in a battle to the death...Gold held the key to the mysterious forces that assailed them.
Jack Williamson, alchemist with words, spins a rare web of adventure, fantasy and science...a gem from the golden age of Weird Tales, now available in book form for the first time."