Kemlo and the Satellite Builders

By E C Eliott (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1960 by Nelson
Illustrated by George Craig

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First edition wrapper
by George Craig
Nelson 1960
When a huge new satellite is to be built, millions of miles out in space, Kemlo and the Space Scouts naturally expect that they will have a good deal to do with the project. But it soon appears that things are not as straightforward as they seem and the so-called Security Patrol inspections lead Kemlo and his friend to suspect their freedom of space, where they alone can live and breathe, may be threatened by clashing interests on Earth.

Then there is the mysterious group known as the Purple Men. What are their aims - are they in fact traitors - and if so why does Kemlo's father know so much about them . . . ?

Once more Kemlo is called upon to prove his strength and leadership as he and his Scouts defend their Spaceworld.

First edition:
Nelson 1960:
Hardback with dustwrapper; 134x186mm; light blue boards with dark blue blocking; logos of space station on front board and rocket on spine; 188 pages; colour frontispiece and 6 black and white illustrations.
Publisher's 'blurb' from the front dustwrapper flap reproduced above.

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