"Fans of space operas and old action-adventure radio serials should appreciate this rousing drama, which appeared in a pulp in the 1950s. It's 3975, and civilization has spread out among the stars. Unfortunately, people still don't get along, so an Arbiter has been selected. When it seems that the Arbiter may be despotic and responsible for countless evils, Christopher Randall Kellan, a 30-year-old veteran of the spaceways, is chosen to seek out the mysterious Arbiter. As he undertakes his dangerous mission, you may believe you have time traveled to your youth and are listening to an exciting radio serial, with Chinese and Hispanic villains sneering while the stalwart, red-haired hero comes up with new super-scientific inventions to defeat them. The large cast employs many voices and accents, obviously enjoying themselves to the hilt. Readers will, too. Hubbard's dialogue-heavy tale makes for lively listening, and though there's no time for subtlety here, the author's descriptions of everything from space outposts to a simple game of chess are remarkably colorful." —Publishers Weekly
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The year: 3975.The man: Christopher Randolph Kellan.The mission: Kill the king of the galaxy.
He is the Kingslayer.
Young Kit Kellan has led a rough-and-tumble life-knocking around the Vega System in his youth as a tiger hunter, brawler, and a bouncer in a bar. But his real fight is just beginning. Summarily expelled from the prestigious Terra University, he is taken into custody by an agent of the System Bureau of Investigation (SBI). Kit's crime: thinking too much and thinking too well.
He's not in custody for long, however. Snatched from captivity by the People's Revolutionary Society, Kit sets out an epic adventure that will take him to the farthest reaches of the universe-as he is chosen to undertake a mission of extraordinary difficulty and danger: assassinate the Arbiter.
Just who is the Arbiter? He is the omnipotent ruler of the stars. Empires rise and fall, wars rage, planets vanish ¿ all at the snap of his fingers. And as Kit discovers, it's not easy to kill the most powerful man in the universe.
He'll have to outsmart shadowy spies, battle deadly saboteurs and match wits with women as beautiful as they are dangerous. In the end-if he lives to see the day-he might just make a discovery that will change him, and the galaxy, forever.