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The Majii / The Golden Man (Doc Savage (Bantam) #60, 118)
by Lester Dent
Pulp fiction's legendary Man of Bronze returns in two of his most engrossing adventures. In "The Majii" (1935), a living dead man lures Doc Savage into an Aladdin's cavern of horror. Then, "The Golden Man" tests the scientific wizardry of the Man of Bronze, exposing deep secrets of Doc Savage's strange origins. These classic pulp thrillers are reproduced with the original ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Nostalgia Ventures
(first published August 15th 2007)
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Nice to revisit a classic in The Majii, which I read ages ago when it was first released in a Bantam reprint. First time reading The Golden Man. Supernatural descriptions are quite effective, even though this is a straight thriller. Pales a bit when compared to the Shadow reprints released by Sanctum in a different volume -- Serpents of Siva -- but the latter benefits from the approach of its protagonist; you can't really compare the crime-fighting methods of Superman and Batman.
Lester Dent (1904–1959) was born in La Plata, Missouri. In his mid-twenties, he began publishing pulp fiction stories, and moved to New York City, where he developed the successful Doc Savage Magazine with Henry Ralston, head of Street and Smith, a leading pulp publisher. The magazine ran from 1933 until 1949 and included 181 novel-length stories, of which Dent wrote the vast majority under the ho ...moreMore about Lester Dent...