Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Five top books about pulp fiction

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the glorious age of pulp fiction storytelling, collected, revisited, and re-imagined:
The Astounding, The Amazing, and the Unknown
by Paul Malmont

Returning to the fertile genre excavation that made The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril such a delight, Malmont mixes fact and fiction in this new Word War II-era yarn, which begins as the U.S. Government gathers together America's finest science-fiction writers, including Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein. Their mission: aid the war effort and defeat Hitler's hoardes by making such sci-fi staples as invisibility, force fields, and death rays into reality. This charge will take the assembled authors from the Philadelphia Naval Yard to the far reaches of the Pacific, with a cameo from L. Ron Hubbard along the way, in an adventure reminiscent of Alan Moore's comic-book classic The League of Extraordinary Gentleman.
Read about the other books on the list.

See My Book, The Movie: The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown.

--Marshal Zeringue