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Title: The Book of Rack the Healer

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Title: The Book of Rack the Healer Title Record # 6256
Author: Zach Hughes
Date: 1973-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Thunderworld
Series Number: 1
Language: English
Synopsis: From the back cover of the Award Books first edition: The doomed planet evolved four distinct mutations. These telepathic humanoids lived in symbiotic harmony, striving toward a common goal - survival. Keepers - unintelligent computer-beings, pleasure-giving females whose duty was to store all knowledge and to satisfy the sexual needs of the Far Seers. Far Seers - eyeless, all -sensing males, sexually avid but unable to reproduce, ultimately responsible for social and environmental balance. Healers - fertile males, able to travel in the hostile atmosphere by regenerating damaged cells, ramblers whose duty was to collect the raw materials that fed the population and to mate - only once - to create new life. Power Givers - capricious, fragile females, mates of the healers, mothers of the face, gifted with the power of flight at fatal expense to their body substance. It was a rigid society, based on thousands of years of unquestioning obedience to tradition - until Rack the Healer defied the most ancient of laws in a daring quest for knowledge. This is his story.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Worlds of If, July-August 1972 1972-07-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson UPD Publishing Corporation   $0.75 180
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Gaughan Checkmark
Worlds of If, July-August 1972 [UK] 1972-07-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson Universal-Tandem Publishing Company Ltd.   0.25 180
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Gaughan Checkmark
Worlds of If, September-October 1972 [UK] 1972-09-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson Universal-Tandem Publishing Company Ltd.   0.25 180
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Brian Boyle Checkmark
Worlds of If, September-October 1972 1972-09-00 ed. Ejler Jakobsson UPD Publishing Corporation   $0.75 180
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Brian Boyle Checkmark
The Book of Rack the Healer 1973-00-00 Zach Hughes Award Books AN1149 $0.95 184
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jack Gaughan Checkmark
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