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Tumithak Of The Corridors
"Far and away the best and most exciting story I had ever read up to that time. I found the characters human and the hero all the more admirable because because he could feel fear. I found the plot exciting and a deep humanity in the sentence 'Tumithak had to learn that in no matter what nation or age one finds oneself, he will find gentleness, if he looks, as well as sava ...more
Published August 1st 2005 by North Star Press of St. Cloud
(first published January 1932)
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Jan 24, 2008 Muzzlehatch rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in American pulp SF of the 30s
No question that allowances have to be made for this work; the first two parts of it were first published in pulp science fiction magazines of the early 1930s, the third part in the early 40s; the last part was unpublished at the author's death. The science is fairly ridiculous, the writing is certainly "pulpy", and yet this holds up far better than most of the stories from "Amazing" or "Wonder" or "Weird Tales" from that era; it's a fast-paced and exciting of man regaining his dominance of the ...more