ALWAYS THE BLACK KNIGHT. [New York]: Avon Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon S417. Kyning, a member of a traveling troupe of military re-enactors, the Historical Pageant of Chivalry, is marooned on Elva, a planet whose passive, drugged inhabitants are controlled by the Master Computer. He trains a few Elvans in art of Medieval warfare. Unfortunately, his protégé plans to seize power and make himself king. Now Kyning faces real danger, and his future and that of the planet depend on his skill and daring. Faint tape ghost at bottom edge of spine, mild bump to lower fore-edges, a nearly fine copy. (#139688).
"First Avon Printing, October, 1970" on copyright page.