Copyright 1982 by Donald Wismer.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc.
ISBN 0-385-17872-7 (hardcover)
Dust jacket illustration by Jeffrey Smith
Copyright 1982 by Donald Wismer.
New York, New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN 0-440-98174-3 (paperback)
Cover artist not identified
The above is my first science fiction novel. It is based on the idea that luck is an objective quality that can be developed and possibly increased. I wrote the book before I read Larry Niven's Ringworld -- honest. Our young man hero is identified by the Emperor's government as being preternaturally lucky and therefore a long term threat. He is targeted for elimination but luckily escapes and joins an interstellar circus. He travels about the galaxy, learns martial arts, discovers he is a part of a rebel group and eventually confronts the Emperor. This is my only book that has appeared in both hardcover and paperback editions. The paperback is out-of-print and available only from the used book marketplace. The hardcover is also out-of-print but I have a quantity for sale at about half price from its original cost of $9.95. If published today the cost would be a great deal more. For a copy, send $5 plus $2 for shipping/handling to Don Wismer, P.O. Box 207, Kents Hill, ME 04349. I'll even sign it!