WOLF IV-THE PLANET FROM WHICH NO SHIP EVER RETURNED!
Lars Heldrigsson was fresh out of the Colonial Service Academy and his first assignment was a milk-run to Vega aboard the Ganymede. Not a very exciting trip, except that the ship’s commander, Walter Fox, had explored and opened up more new colony-worlds than any other man alive!
But the Ganymede had hardly blasted off before Lars discovered that not all the crew shared his admiration of their chief. Rumors circulated to the effect that Fox still believed there were other intelligent beings in the galaxy; that they weren’t going to Vega at all, but to Wolf IV, the one planet from which no man had ever returned alive . . .
Then the ship made landfall and Lars’ first look out the viewport told him the rumors had been right! But it was the commander’s announcement that clinched it. “We’ve landed on Wolf IV,” Fox said grimly, “and we’re going to hunt aliens! You men work with me — or you’ll never see Earth again!”