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Son of the Tree / The Houses of Iszm
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Son of the Tree / The Houses of Iszm

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Author: Jack Vance
Publisher: Ace Books, 1964
Series: Ace Double F-Series: Book 265

104. Mayday Orbit / No Man's World
108. The Light of Lilith / The Sun Saboteurs
113. Rebels of the Red Planet / 200 Years to Christmas
117. The Door Through Space / Rendezvous on a Lost World
119. Delusion World / Spacial Delivery
123. Collision Course / The Nemesis from Terra
127. Worlds of the Imperium / Seven from the Stars
129. The Automated Goliath / The Three Suns of Amara
133. The Rim of Space / Secret Agent of Terra
139. Un-Man and Other Novellas / The Makeshift Rocket
141. The Ladder in the Sky / The Darkness Before Tomorrow
145. The Seed of Earth / Next Stop the Stars
147. Eye of the Monster / Sea Siege
149. King of the Fourth Planet / Cosmic Checkmate
153. The Planet Savers / The Sword of Aldones
161. Times Without Number / Destiny's Orbit
165. Cache From Outer Space / The Celestial Blueprint and Other Stories
173. The Jewels of Aptor / Second Ending
177. The Star Wasps / Warlord of Kor
185. The Five Gold Bands / The Dragon Masters
187. Alpha Centauri or Die! / Legend of Lost Earth
195. The Silent Invaders / Battle on Venus
199. Captives of the Flame / The Psionic Menace
209. Let the Spacemen Beware! / The Wizard of Starship Poseidon
215. Listen! The Stars! / The Rebellers
223. Envoy to New Worlds / Flight From Yesterday
227. The Astronauts Must Not Land / The Space-Time Juggler
237. Beyond the Galactic Rim / The Ship From Outside
242. Castaways' World / The Rites of Ohe
249. The Hand of Zei / The Search for Zei
253. The Twisted Men / One of Our Asteroids is Missing
261. The Towers of Toron / The Lunar Eye
265. Son of the Tree / The Houses of Iszm
273. The Dark Intruder & Other Stories / Falcons of Narabedla
275. The Duplicators / No Truce with Terra
285. Ships to the Stars / The Million Year Hunt
289. Demons' World / I Want the Stars
299. The Arsenal of Miracles / Endless Shadow

Book Type: Omnibus
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Synopsis

Son of the Tree

The Tree ruled the horizons, shouldered aside the clouds, and wore thunder and lightning like a wreath of tinsels- it had come to be worshipped by the first marveling settlers on Kyril". Joe Smith arrives from Earth and soon is caught up in a political plot between opposing worlds. Ultimately he discovers the true, horrific nature of The Tree of Life...

The Houses of Iszm

The people of Iszm live in homes which are alive. Their dwellings are elaborate, hollow trees, wherein the very walls, floors- even furniture and plumbing- are all part of a living plant. For decades, inhabitants of other worlds, including Earth, have been trying to steal a female house seed, but every attempt has failed. This is the story of a most ingenious plot to carry off a prize worth billions: one seed from the Houses of Iszm.


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