That there was ever a planet called Earth only Earl Dumarest believed. He had been seeking it a long time, though nobody else at the crowded galactic center believed in it.
He had acquired some bits of information during his search outwards: a Terrestrial zodiac, an authentic painting of Luna, a general series of hints that he was getting closer. Then he learned of a man who knew where Earth was, who had the special coordinates that would take a starship directly to it!
The man had lived on Elysius, and his widow knew where his data were. She demanded a price from Dumarest – a chore that involved a mining expedition which would bring her back a fortune and him the information.
But Elysius was not the Elysium its name projected – and The Terra Data not so rapidly come by.
Genres: science fiction
Edwin Charles Tubb (1919–2010) was a British writer of science fiction, fantasy and western novels. The author of over 140 novels and 230 short stories and novellas, Tubb is best known for The Dumarest Saga (US collective title: Dumarest of Terra) an epic science-fiction saga set in the far future. Michael Moorcock wrote "His reputation for fast-moving and colourful SF writing is unmatched by anyone in Britain."
Much of Tubb's work has been written under pseudonyms including Charles Grey, Carl Maddox, Alan Guthrie, Eric Storm and George Holt. He has used more than 50 pen names over five decades of writing although some of these were publishers' house names also used by other writers: Volsted Gridban (along with John Russell Fearn), Gill Hunt (with John Brunner and Dennis Hughes), King Lang (with George Hay and John W. Jennison), Roy Sheldon (with H. J. Campbell) and Brian Shaw.
E. C. Tubb. Wikipedia.
Dumarest of Terra :: Series
Dumarest of Terra is also known as Dumarest Saga.