File X (24)

By: Joshua Glenn
April 14, 2014

Here’s another vintage paperback whose title includes a free-standing “X.”

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planet x

Planet X (1951), by Gill Hunt.

According to L.W. Currey: “The Galactic Spacial Police Patrol pursues a space pirate to a distant planet where unpleasant, hostile alien life forms are encountered. Space opera in the worst boys’ fiction tradition.”

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