The Secret of the Ninth Planet, p.22Donald A. Wollheim
About the Author
Donald A. Wollheim was bitten early by the science-fiction bug. As aboy, he filled many thick notebooks and scrapbooks with clippings,pictures, and facts about the planets, and astronomy in general.
He grew up in New York, graduating from New York University, and at oncebegan a successful career as a free-lance writer of science fiction.Since 1946 he has been editor of a publishing house specializing inpaperback books. A number of anthologies of the fantastic are the resultof his editing.
Aware of the wide-spread interest in this subject, Mr. Wollheim decidedto inaugurate science fiction conventions, and founded the FantasyAmateur Press Association as well. He considers himself a true sciencefiction pioneer.
Among his hobbies are model soldiers. He is considered an authority onthem and has a fabulous collection.
_Other Winston Science Fiction Novels by the Author_
THE SECRET of the MARTIAN MOONS THE SECRET of SATURN'S RINGS
_The Secret of the Ninth Planet_
On the day that the theft of the solar system's light begins. BurlDenning is with an archaeological expedition in the Andes, only a fewmiles from the source of the "disturbance." Within hours the UnitedStates Air Force has ordered the expedition to investigate the strangephenomenon that is causing a dimness and a drop in temperaturethroughout the world.
This is the start of a fantastic adventure that eventually takes Burl, ahigh-school senior, on the first circumnavigation of the solar system.On planet after planet, he and the crew of the _Magellan_, a gleaming,powerful, and virtually untested spaceship, discover the weird trappingsof a brilliantly-designed Sun-tap station. Each planetfall bringsunexpected hazards, as the ship draws closer and closer to solving themystery of the theft.
The author has based his story on science fact. Researchers are actuallyat work on the possibilities of just such a circumnavigation, and onanother surprising theory brought out in this book.
Other Winston Science Fiction Novels
ANT MEN, THE by Eric North--_Geologists find living fossils in thebadlands of Central Australia_
ATTACK FROM ATLANTIS by Lester del Rey--_An atomic submarine crewdiscovers the lost city of Atlantis_
BATTLE ON MERCURY by Erik Van Lhin--_Sun storms sweep Mercury andthreaten man's existence_
DANGER: DINOSAURS! by Richard Marsten--_A treacherous big-game hunterleads an expedition back to the Age of Reptiles_
EARTHBOUND by Milton Lesser--_An ex-space cadet is forced to plunderships he was trained to protect_
FIVE AGAINST VENUS by Philip Latham--_A Moon-bound rocket crashes in themisty wilds of Venus_
ISLANDS IN THE SKY by Arthur C. Clarke--_A teen-ager's adventures aboarda space station_
LOST PLANET, THE by Paul Dallas--_Two worlds on the verge of war_
MAROONED ON MARS by Lester del Rey--_A teen-ager on the firstMoon-to-Mars expedition_
MISSING MEN OF SATURN by Philip Latham--_A space crew is held prisonerby froglike men on Saturn_
MISSION TO THE MOON by Lester del Rey--_Scientists make man's firstjourney to the Moon_
MISTS OF DAWN by Chad Oliver--_A space-time machine hurls a 20th-centuryboy back to 50,000 B. C._
MYSTERIOUS PLANT, THE by Kenneth Wright--_A young captive on Planet Xprevents Earth's destruction_
MYSTERY OF THE THIRD MINE by R.W. Lowndes--_Prospecting in the dangerousasteroid belt_
PLANET OF LIGHT by Raymond F. Jones--_A trip to another planet shows howthe universe can be saved from destruction_
ROCKET JOCKEY by Philip St. John--_A space pilot battles Martians inrocket race_
ROCKET TO LUNA by Richard Marsten--_A stowaway on a Moon-bound rocketproves his worth_
ROCKETS TO NOWHERE by Philip St. John--_Scientists establish a colony onthe Moon_
SECRET OF THE NINTH PLANET, THE by Donald A. Wollheim--_A high-schoolsenior investigates the theft of the solar system's light_
SECRET OF SATURN'S RINGS, THE by Donald A. Wollheim--_A scientist proveshis theories by means of a unique invention_
SECRET OF THE MARTIAN MOONS, THE by Donald A. Wollheim--_Scientistsdiscover the secrets of Martian civilization_
SON OF THE STARS by Raymond F. Jones--_An interplanetary friendshipbrings Earth to the brink of destruction_
SONS OF THE OCEAN DEEPS by Bryce Walton--_Undersea terrors nearly thwarta project aimed at saving a continent_
STAR CONQUERORS, THE by Ben Bova--_The Terran Confederation battles forits existence against the all-powerful rulers of the Milky Way Galaxy_
STAR SEEKERS, THE by Milton Lesser--_A tale of a spaceship doomed tocrash_
STEP TO THE STARS by Lester del Rey--_The U. S. builds a spacestation_
TROUBLE ON TITAN by Alan E. Nourse--_A rocket experimenter discovers aplot threatening Earth's existence_
VANDALS OF THE VOID by Jack Vance--_A tale of space pirates_
VAULT OF THE AGES by Poul Anderson--_Life 500 years after the flamingcollapse of 20th-century civilization_
WORLD AT BAY, THE by Paul Capon--_Men from another planet attackEarth_
YEAR WHEN STARDUST FELL, THE by Raymond Jones--_A mysterious "fall-out"paralyzes civilization_
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