They carried their deadly cargo to the very limits of the Universe...
The first shock is the body - the dead man aboard the Solar Queen bears a terrifying resemblance to the cargo master, Dane Thorson.
Then Thorson and his crew discover the secret behind their strange cargo: an incredible mutation that threatens the universe with an uncontollable new life form.
Swept up in a nightmare of adventure and challenged by a conspiracy of evil that respects no cosmic boundary, Thorson and the crew of the Solar Queen learn again the most basic law of the stars - that survival in outer space depends on the courage of the inner man.
Genres: science fiction
Andre Alice Norton (1912-2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
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