The new monster space machine P.X.Q. has arrived at the Australian space ship
Tas and his two friends stumble on a clever plot to steal the secret ship and
kidnap its designer, Grantland Hale. After some quick thinking the three boys
stow away and find themselves hurtling through space to an unknown
destination with four ruthless men in control.
In this tight spot Tas makes a desperate plan; and the fight begins . . .
Hardback edition with full colour dustwrapper by A. Bruce Cornwell; red boards; 185x125mm; frontispiece and ten full-page illustrations, all black and white; viii prelims then 119 numbered pages; dustwrapper 'blurb' reproduced above; rear flap describes the other TAS story; dustwrapper rear plain blue with white Nelson logo upper right; cover price 2/6 net.
Tough canvas-like fabric cover with red and cream design featuring the panther logo, shown above right; 180x125mm; contents identical to the hardback edition, with the addition of the questions section after page 119 which takes the total number of pages to 136.
The rear of the cover - seen when the picture above is enlarged, lists the first eight books in this new edition, all but one being by Reginald Alec Martin.