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In the s, he wrote a trilogy of historical novels set in Ancient Rome under the pseudonym of Edward Thomson.

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Other notable standalone novels include Alien Dust , which charts the first 35 years of an Earth colony on Mars, and Moon Base , a science fiction detective thriller set on a British Moonbase where a biochemical computer is under development. An acknowledged masterpiece of the 'generational starship' story, the book tells of a society who are the sixteenth generation of the original crew of a vast starship on a three hundred year journey to Pollux from Earth.

The plot centres on a protagonist whose job is to eliminate anyone who has become a burden to the society, through ill health, mental instability, or anyone over The original story's Prometheus starship crew are replaced by the Moonbase Alpha characters in the Space: version. Tubb is the author of six novels based on Gerry Anderson 's science fiction television series Space: Breakaway , Collision Course and Earthbound are novelizations of 11 scripts written for the series' first season format including two that were subsequently filmed as second season episodes , while Alien Seed , Rogue Planet and Earthfall , revised are original novels set within the first season continuity.

The latter rejected the format changes of the TV series' second season to provide a satisfactory conclusion to the Space story. These books were the basis for the 'Commander Scott' series from German publishers Bastei.

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This series included all of the 'Cap Kennedy' books by Tubb as well as a number of further novels, written under pseudonym by different German authors. Published in the format of 'romanheft' a digest-sized version of pulp magazines , the series lasted for 42 issues from to Lester del Rey found that although the first volume managed to "avoid the primitiveness and the formula" that spoiled many similar series, the virtues of such series were also missing, leaving him unenthusiastic. Independently wealthy and operating from his personal spaceship, the Mordain , Kennedy is assisted on his missions by engineer Penza Saratov, veteran scientist Professor Jarl Luden and alien navigator Veem Chemile, a humanoid chameleon who claims to be descended from the Zheltyana, an ancient race which dominated the galaxy in the distant past before vanishing without trace.

The discovery of mysterious artifacts left behind by the Zheltyana on different worlds often provided the spring-board for the stories in the series. Tubb's other main novel series, Cap Kennedy , is space opera in the style of Perry Rhodan.

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Known as F. Published over a span of more than 40 years, the Dumarest Saga finally comprised 33 novels. The 33rd, which brings closure to Dumarest's search for Earth, was published in by Homeworld Press of Chicago. A pair of Dumarest short stories, entitled 'Child of Earth' and 'Figona' and published in the science fiction anthologies Fantasy Adventures 1 and Fantasy Adventures 2 , were extracts from this longer work.

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Tubb's best known series is The Dumarest Saga US collective title: Dumarest of Terra a far future epic science-fiction saga charting the adventures of traveler Earl Dumarest as he attempts to find his way back to his home planet, Earth, from a region of space so far distant that the existence of the planet is believed to be nothing more than a myth. Originally written in what Michael Moorcock has described as a "conscious and acknowledged imitation" of Leigh Brackett 's Eric John Stark stories, the series subsequently developed a style of storytelling unique to Tubb.

His short story 'Lucifer! Tubb was one of the co-founders of the British Science Fiction Association. In recent years Tubb updated many of his s science fiction novels for 21st century readers. Murder had broken out on his precinct, murder in a peculiarly horrible form: the victim had been decapitated. But what worryied Mason most was the fact that the severed head was not found at the crime scene-only the body. The murderer appeared to have taken it as a grisly trophy.

Prompt police action had cordoned off the area, and yielded four suspects. An eyewitness identified one of them as the man he saw running from the scene, and he was held in custody.

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Tubb was one of the co-founders of the British Science Fiction Association. His short story "Lucifer! Tubb's best known series is The Dumarest Saga US collective title: Dumarest of Terra , a far future epic science-fiction saga charting the adventures of traveler Earl Dumarest as he attempts to find his way back to his home planet, Earth, from a region of space so far distant that the existence of the planet is believed to be nothing more than a myth.

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Originally written in what Michael Moorcock has described as a "conscious and acknowledged imitation" of Leigh Brackett 's Eric John Stark stories, the series subsequently developed a style of storytelling unique to Tubb. Published over a span of more than 40 years, the Dumarest Saga comprised 33 novels. The 33rd, which brings closure to Dumarest's search for Earth, was published in by Homeworld Press of Chicago. A pair of Dumarest short stories, entitled "Child of Earth" and "Figona" and published in the science fiction anthologies Fantasy Adventures 1 and Fantasy Adventures 2 , were extracts from this longer work.

Tubb's other main novel series, Cap Kennedy , is space opera in the style of Perry Rhodan. Known as F. Independently wealthy and operating from his personal spaceship, the Mordain , Kennedy is assisted on his missions by engineer Penza Saratov, veteran scientist Professor Jarl Luden, and alien navigator Veem Chemile, a humanoid chameleon who claims to be descended from the Zheltyana, an ancient race which dominated the galaxy in the distant past before vanishing without trace.

The discovery of mysterious artifacts left behind by the Zheltyana on different worlds often provided the spring-board for the stories in the series.

Lester del Rey found that although the first volume managed to "avoid the primitiveness and the formula" that spoiled many similar series, the virtues of such series were also missing, leaving him unenthusiastic. These books were the basis for the Commander Scott series from German publishers Bastei. This series included all of the Cap Kennedy books by Tubb as well as a number of further novels, written under pseudonym by different German authors. Published in the format of romanheft a digest-sized version of pulp magazines , the series lasted for 42 issues from to See the entry under the German Wikipedia, Commander Scott.

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