Zabul was no ordinary world. It was a private religious sanctuary: location secret, visitors unwelcome. A world fanatically dedicated to one belief and one goal. The belief that mankind originated on a single world: the goal - to find it. To find Earth. A goal Earl Dumarest shared.
But how much did he really have in common with the zealot Terridae who slept in caskets decorated with signs of the Zodiac and dreamed of soaring towers of crystal, floating cities and waters of youth? The Earth they dreamed of was not the world he knew. And if they were truly searching for Earth why did the despotic Terridae Guardians refuse to join forces with Dumarest? What were they really after? Dumarest had to find out if they had the vital information he sought - or die trying.
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.