Early pulp SF tale features invisible man-eating monsters from the bottom of the sea, World War I submarine warfare, and a mad scientist named MacBeard.
A collection of one short novel and four novellas/novelets, showcasing some of C.L. Moore’s best solo science fiction offerings from the late ’40s and early ’50s.
Thanks to the power of science, enlarged and unstoppable Bermuda grass overtakes the world as humanity bickers over the means to stop it. Highly recommended.
Everyman farmer is transported to Asgard to help win Ragnarök by making guns for the Norse Gods. Only problem is he can’t, being a farmer and not a “real” hero and all.
Genius biochemist gives cells sentience, injects them into his body rather than pitch them like his boss ordered. Hilarity ensues. Chilling look at the apocalypse and/or transcendence of the human body.
Here’s one with a lot of promise: a tale of a tropical island, of monstrous sea creatures and Cold War paranoia and an apocalyptic holocaust. That sounds like an amazing book. Sadly, Sea Siege isn’t that book.
A heavily philosophical utopian SF novel with a distinct underlying theme: if someone/something is gullible or naive, it’s one of the only likable characters in the book. A fatalistic experiment that is largely hit-or-miss, though one riddled with complexity and creativity.
Leigh Brackett’s tale of Luddite Mennonites in post-apocalyptic America. When it came out, it was billed as “nearly a great novel.” Is that true, and how has it held up in the intervening sixty years?