Victory (1955) is a science fiction story by Lester del Rey. Excerpt from the book: "It seemed Earth was a rich, and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things can be deceptive though; children playing can be quite rough—but that ain't war, friend! From above came the sound of men singing. Captain Duke O'Neill stopped clipping his heavy black beard to listen. It had been a long time since he'd heard such a sound—longer than the time since he'd last had a bath or seen a woman. It had never been the singing type of war. Yet now even the high tenor of old Teroini, who lay on a pad with neither legs nor arms, was mixed into the chorus. It could mean only one thing! As if to confirm his thoughts, Burke Thompson hobbled past the cabin, stopping just long enough to shout. 'Duke, we're home! They've sighted Meloa!'" Artist Bio Author: Lester del Rey (1915-1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. He was the author of many books in the juvenile Winston Science Fiction series.