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[London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1953]. Octavo, cover by Ronald Turner, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "Tit-Bits Science-Fiction Library." Following a civil war in 1971, England is a dystopia controlled by a ruthless dictator whose fiendish schemes include turning cadavers into robots with the help of Dr. Azimov of Vienna. But the dictator's plans pale before those of Brenda Norcross, a brilliant and beautiful female industrialist (who is actually a bioengineered Martian super scientist in disguise) who plans to enslave the entire planet to provide breeding stock for the dying Martian race (the Martian survivors have left Mars and are currently hiding out in the interior of Uranus). Harbottle and Holland A118. Reginald 05293.