Rocket Jockey by Lester del Rey (Ballantine 27542 – 1978)

Ballantine 27542, 1st printing

Ballantine 27542, 1st printing

It Wasn’t His Ship, Or His Job, Or His Problem…

…but suddenly Jerry Blaine was behind the controls of earth’s Last Hope and blasting off for the galaxy’s most savage space race. His brother Dick had planned to be the rocket jockey in the family, but a freak accident had taken him out of the running, leaving only Jerry to carry on.

Now, speeding from planet to planet, moon to moon, wrestling with dangerous unknown forces of space and attempting to outwit the invidious Martian contenders, Jerry realized that what was at stake was more than a racing championship for earth… what was at stake was his life!

English: Judy Lynn and Lester Del Rey at Minic...

English: Judy Lynn and Lester Del Rey at Minicon 8 (1974) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally published in 1952 as part of the Winston Science Fiction set, under the Philip St. John pseudonym.

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Title: Rocket Jockey
Author: Lester del Rey
Imprint & Number: Ballantine 27542
Cover price: 1.75
Publication date: 1978
Cover artist: Dean Ellis
ISBN: 0-345-27542-X

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