E. C. Tubb died on September 10, 2010. He was 91. During his long and productive career, Tubb wrote in many genres. But, I suspect, Tubb will best be remembered for his science fiction novels. I picked Tubb’s ACE DOUBLE classic, The Space-Born (with Philip K. Dick’s The Man Who Japed on the other side), because it was the first E. C. Tubb book I ever read. You never forget your first time. Over the following decades, I read dozens of Tubb’s works. My favorites were the Dumarest series where an adventurer tries to find his way through the galaxy back to his home planet: Earth. However, Earth seems to have disappeared from the star charts and most people consider Earth as a mystical place. Dumarest’s Odysseus-like quest to get home filled 33 volumes of good old-fashioned space opera. If you’d like to see the wonderful cover artwork in the Dumarest series, click here. I hope all of E. C. Tubb’s novels eventually become available as ebooks so new audiences can discover his entertaining stories.