MISSING MEN OF SATURN. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A hundred years after the members of the first expedition to the dreaded planet Saturn vanished one by one, the second expedition's spaceship lands on its moon Titan. "Subsequently, the crew is exposed to a series of terrifying incidents, and members disappear. Gradually, it becomes apparent that Saturn is inhabited, and both the Saturnians, an old civilized race, and the descendants of Captain Dearborn, first explorer of Saturn who disappeared mysteriously, do not want any interlopers. The crew, however, is set free as the Saturnians decide rapprochement is inevitable. Suspenseful, well-written mystery for two-thirds of the book; then speculation about the possibility of life on Saturn intrudes." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-90. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 5-55. A fine copy in very good plus first printing dust jacket (20 titles listed on rear panel) with light wear along top and bottom edges, faded spine panel, and clipped price. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. Overall a decent example of the jacket. (#163478).
First edition so stated on copyright page.