The fifth fantasy in the Saga of Jandar, alien in a land of a thousand foes!
Jandar - the alien clawed from his airship by the cannibalistic Zarkoon bird-men while leading his aerial armada to an attack on the hidden city of Kuur - devises a daring escape into the land beyond the world's edge. But in this unknown terrain, with only a nubile jungle maid as a guide, he is no longer the hunter but the hunted, prey for the giant fang-snouted groack, game for the ferocious six-legged othodes, and stalked by a fate far worse than death which forces him to renounce all hope of rescue: the merciless vengeance of the fiendish Mind Wizards of Callisto...
Lin Carter (1930-1988)
Lin Carter is the working name of US author and editor Linwood Wrooman Carter, most of whose work of any significance was done in the field of Heroic Fantasy, an area of concentration he went some way to define in his critical study of relevant texts and techniques, Imaginary Worlds (1973). Born in St Petersburg, Florida, Carter was an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy in his youth. He was also quite active in fandom. Carter served in the United States Army between 1951 and 1953, after which he attended Columbia University. He is best known for editing the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in the 1970s, which introduced readers to many overlooked classics of the fantasy genre, including James Branch Cabell, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees and Clark Ashton Smith. He began publishing sf with "Masters of Metropolis" for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1957, with Randall Garrett, and the story "Uncollected Works" (1965) was a finalist for the annual Nebula Award for Best Short Story. He resided in East Orange, New Jersey in his final years, and died in nearby Montclair, New Jersey.