E.C. Tubb was a wonderful writer who created the Earl Dumarest series of books that follow the exploits of a man who wants to find his planet of birth - earth! Earth had become a mythical place and book after book in the Dumarest saga offers tantalizing clues to further Earl's quest. Armed with little more than a nine inch sword he keeps ready in his boot - and incredibly fast reflexes and finely honed wits and instinct, Dumarest overcomes a variety of people, places and things - and usually wins the hearts - or at least the bodies - of many gorgeous women who either need or want his help - or want him to settle down and forget his search for earth. Undaunted, Dumarest is haunted by both his past and intended future.