THE ALIEN MACHINE—Cal Meacham was proud of his scientific talents till he found himself faced with alien products that could only have come from another culture!

THE SHROUD OF SECRECY—Cal Meacham’s new job is an engineer’s heaven, until he’s led to peer beneath—

THE GREATER CONFLICT—At last Cal Meacham of the Peace Engineers finds the answer to his problem, but he does not find it anywhere on Earth!

Published as three short novelets in Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1949-50, these three stories were later combined, slightly rewritten, and a fourth part added on to form the complete novel published in 1952—later to become a major motion picture from Universal-International.

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
182 pages
ISBN 978-1647203566

Mayfield was the typical college town. Nothing too unusual ever happened there until a mysterious comet was suddenly observed by the scientists on College Hill.

And then one day the modified engine on Ken Maddox's car began overheating mysteriously. By morning it didn't run at all.

Art's Garage was soon so full of cars that wouldn't run, that Ken's science club began working in the garage after school. It didn't take long for the club to discover that all the moving parts on these stalled cars had fused together. Soon all machinery had stopped in Mayfield.

The copper-yellow glow of the comet seemed to have brought the whole world to a grinding halt. Airplanes, trains, generators and heavy machinery were immobilized. Finally man was left with only a few primitive tools. In the resulting chaos parts of Mayfield were burned and looted by hunger-crazed mobs that stole and killed as they advanced.

Here is science fiction at its thrilling best. A startling and thought-provoking book that shows how human nature might react to catastrophe.

Hardcover w/dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
218 pages
ISBN 978-1078709194

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
218 pages
ISBN 978-1987070248

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