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Includes the stories "Dr. Cyclops" by Henry Kuttner, "Too Late for Eternity" by Bryce Walton, and "The Harpers of Titan" (A Captain Future story) by Edmond Hamilton.
Mass Market Paperback, 127 pages
Published 1967 by Popular Library
(first published 1940)
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The title story "Dr. Cyclops" and the Captain Future story "The Harpers of Titan" are fun reads, but "Too late for eternity" is a strange one. In this last story Kuttner throws up a future in which women seemingly rule society and yet they still play by the rules set for them in the forties and fifties, the story is only interesting for it's vastly exaggerated view of yesterday's gender roles - men work and provide slave-like for the women which only concern themselves with beauty and youth.
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Henry Kuttner was, alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C. L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940s, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every sci ...moreMore about Henry Kuttner...