Palos of the Dog Star Pack is a science fiction novel by John Ulrich Giesy.
It was first published in book form in 1965 by Avalon Books. The novel was
originally serialized in five parts in the magazine All-Story Weekly beginning
in July 1918.
Set on the planet Palos, the novel concerns Jason Croft, a wealthy American
who has learned the art of astral projection from a Hindu teacher. Croft feels
an unusual calling to Sirius, the Dog Star, and projects his consciousness
there, eventually finding his way to the major planet of the solar system,
Palos. Once there, Croft finds human life, and floats among them observing
their lives. He falls in love at first sight with the princess Naia, and
determines to win her love. He eventually finds a host body in the form of the
"spiritually sick" Jasor of Nodhur. Within Jasor's body, Croft sets out to win
the love of the princess, by introducing technological improvements to the
rulers of her kingdom, Tamarizia. Because of the knowledge gained by astrally
spying upon key figures and places on Palos, the people view him as an "angel"
of sorts, sent by their deity Zitu. Croft uses this misunderstanding to explain
his knowledge of advanced technology.