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The Prodigal Sun. 1965 The Prodigal Sun
by Philip E. High
First British Edition, First Printing 1965
Compact Books
Publisher Code: F-273
Cover illustrator unknown
192 pages
Price: 3s.6d

The Prodigal Sun, a novel by Philip E. High.

Publication date unknown.

The 'Other Books by' section records Occupational Force and Identical Twin. These novels are not recorded elsewhere, so this is probably an error.

Blurb – Lower Cover
Foster child of the Mattrain – planet of supermen – Duncan returned to Earth, his birthplace, only to meet suspicion, hostility and hatred. Upon arrival, he was engulfed by an angry populace who, fearing that he was a spy, welcomed him with jeers and signs saying, ALIEN GO HOME!

To Duncan this reception was not unexpected. He had come, not for his pleasure, but for a purpose – his was a mission on whose success hinged the existence of the whole human race.

Blurb – Page One
Power-greedy men wished to rule the world, but one man stood in their way. Peter Duncan came from the planet Mattrain – but who was he? Was he human? If so, whence came his vastly superior intellect and technical knowledge? These were mysteries the Administration feared – because they could not find the answer to them. Too late they saw their danger. For, by then, Peter Duncan had escaped and taken refuge in the Devastated Areas, from which he continued his fight to save the human race from final and utter destruction. But then, he had a reason . . . Martha of the chestnut hair and striking beauty, who alone knew his secret and who taught him how to love.

PHILIP E. HIGH has been a commercial traveller, reporter and salesman. At the moment he is driving a bus, because, as, he says, it gives him more time to write. His output is prodigious. Author of scores of popular sf short stories, he has also written three novels – of which PRODIGAL SUN is one – all of which have been published in the U.S.A. A fourth novel is awaiting publication. His major interests are literature, psychology and drama, plus a ruling passion for cars and his eight-year-old daughter, Jacqueline. He was led into writing because his lively imagination never stopped dreaming up ideas which nobody else seemed to be using. His style is factual and easy to read, and he never lets the action flag.

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