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Summary: Steena, Bat, and Cliff investigate the mysteriously derelict spaceship, Empress of Mars. What at first seemed a handicap becomes a necessary attribute in difficult circumstances.
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- From Fantastic Universe Science Fiction: "An odd story, made up of oddly assorted elements that include a man, a woman, a black cat, a treasure—and an invisible being that had to be seen to be believed. Under normal conditions a whole person has a decided advantage over a handicapped one. But out in deep space the normal may be reversed—for humans at any rate."
- Chemistry, Physics, or Physical science: Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation.
- Biology: Limited: colorblindness or bat behavior.
- Inclusion: People with special needs are shown in a positive light.
- English: This might fit well with a unit on comparative literature, genres, fairy tales, or science fiction.
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