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The Mad Metropolis. 1966 The Mad Metropolis
by Philip E. High
First Edition, First Printing 1966
Ace Books
New York
Publisher Code: M-135
Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan
143, 113 pages
Price: $0.45

The Mad Metropolis, a novel by Philip E. High.

Publication date unknown.

Page 5 includes an illustration by Jack Gaughan.

This volume is an omnibus in the Ace Double series. It also includes Space Captain by Murray Leinster.

Blurb – Page One
Given: Earth 400 years from now – a rotten society in which mankind is doomed to die out.

A solution to the problem – an ultra-intelligent computer to govern humanity.

One man of seemingly average intelligence, but with an incredible I.Q. potential.

And you have: A corrupt society turned into a world where there is no corruption, because Mother Machine knows what’s best for her human children and does it. Where that same all-powerful is rapidly turning men into zombies.

And where the world’s only hope turns out to be one outlawed not-average man.

Result: An unusual science-fiction thriller.

Blurb – Page Two
Philip E. High is an Englishman residing at Canterbury in Kent. Like most writers, he held many different jobs before finding just the one that was right in order to become an author. His stories have been appearing in the magazines, and he has said, “Good science-fiction needs no explanation. The mainspring of our work is ‘what-would-happen-if-?’ We are, in effect, reporters of a possible future, and, as reporters it is our business to write the story.”

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