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First published in 1954, to tie in to the popular television show. By Carey Rockwell. Art by Louis Glanzman, cover by Al McWilliams. Technical advisor: Willy Ley. On term break from Space Academy, Tom Corbett and Roger Manning accompany their pal Astro to his native planet Venus for a well-deserved rest. There the cadets plan to hunt the biggest game in the star system, but their vacation is soon interrupted when the intrepid crew of the Polaris stumble across a secret plot to overthrow the Solar Alliance. Lost in the Venusian Jungle, unable to contact the Solar Guard, separated from their ship and each other, the hunters have now become the hunted: caught between the heavily armed forces of a would-be tyrant mad for power … and the tyrannosaurus Astro wounded years earlier — thirty tons of terror mad for revenge. Rocket Science Books, 2017.

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On term break from Space Academy, Tom Corbett and Roger Manning accompany their pal Astro to his native planet Venus for a well-deserved rest. There the cadets plan to hunt the biggest game in the star system, but their vacation is soon interrupted when the intrepid crew of the Polaris stumble across a secret plot to overthrow the Solar Alliance. Lost in the Venusian Jungle, unable to contact the Solar Guard, separated from their ship and each other, the hunters have now become the hunted: caught between the heavily armed forces of a would-be tyrant mad for power … and the tyrannosaurus Astro wounded years earlier — thirty tons of terror mad for revenge.

The Tom Corbett television program kicked off in 1950, ran for five seasons, and was on ALL U.S. four networks of the day! It also launched a successful newspaper strip, a radio show (as Space Cadet), a series of Dell comic books, as well as lunch boxes, LP records, toys, promotional giveaways, and eight science fiction novels by Carey Rockwell. Advisor Willy Ley was a professional rocketry expert and spaceflight advocate. He served as technical advisor to both this book series and the television show!

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