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A. Hyatt Verrill

Alpheus Hyatt Verrill was born in New Haven, CT in 1871. A zoologist, explorer of Central and South America, and friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Verrill was also the author of more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects, including nine sci-fi novels. Verrill passed away in 1954, at the age of 83.


The World of the Giant Ants: Bugging out

The World of the Giant Ants by A. Hyatt Verrill

In two novels that I recently read, Ralph Milne Farley’s The Radio Man (1924) and its sequel, The Radio Beasts (1925), engineer Myles Cabot accidentally transports himself to Venus and discovers a society of enormous and intelligent ants, the so-called Formians. But, it would seem, if a certain book of 1928 is to be believed, Cabot did not have to leave planet Earth to discover such gigantic and civilized creatures. The book in question is The World of the Giant Ants, which initially appeared in the pages of Hugo... Read More