Turnabout by Thorne Smith It has been a good number of years since I last read Thorne Smith’s ribald fantasy classic entitled The Night Life of the Gods (1931), but I can still recall how thoroughly enjoyable and hilarious the book was for me. In this wonderful romp, a NYC-based scientist, Hunter Hawk, invents a […]Read More
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Posted by Sandy Ferber | Aug 30, 2021 | SFF Reviews | 3
The Birth of a New Republic by Jack Williamson & Miles J. Breuer In his 1966 novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, author Robert A. Heinlein gave his readers a tale of a penal colony on the Moon that rebels and declares its independence from Earth. The book went on to win the coveted […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Jun 18, 2021 | SFF Reviews | 3
The Stone From the Green Star by Jack Williamson As I mentioned recently in my review of Edmond Hamilton’s 1930 novel The Universe Wreckers, this Ohio-born author was just one of three writers who helped to popularize the genre now known as “space opera,” the other two being E.E. “Doc” Smith and Jack Williamson. I’d […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Aug 27, 2020 | SFF Reviews | 0
Seeds of Life by John Taine In the 1956 sci-fi “B movie” Indestructible Man, hardened criminal Butcher Benton, played by the always wonderful Lon Chaney, Jr., is put to death by the state, but is later revivified by a mad scientist using 300,000 volts of electricity. Benton becomes not only possessed of superhuman strength but […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Jun 24, 2014 | SFF Reviews | 3
The Face in the Abyss by Abraham Merritt Abraham Merritt’s The Face in the Abyss first appeared as a short story in a 1923 issue of Argosy magazine. It would be another seven years before its sequel, “The Snake Mother,” appeared in Argosy, and yet another year before the book-length version combined these two tales, […]Read More
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