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King Khan (Spirit of the Century™ Presents)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

Professor Khan, learned ape, has traveled through time, fought psychic dinosaurs and shark-men, visited Atlantis, and battled across the sands of Mars.

He has seen it all -- until an arrow shooting out of the sky sends him to the strangest place yet…

Published October 2013 by Evil Hat Productions
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Dan Schwent
Jun 24, 2014 Dan Schwent rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, lendable
When a mysterious arrow bearing a message in his handwriting instructs Professor Khan to go to Hollywood, he finds that a friend of his has committed suicide and his newest invention is missing...

King Khan is the fourth book in the Spirit of the Century series by Evil Hat. It's also my least favorite book in the series. I'll cover that bit later.

Professor Khan, with rich fop Bertie Blinkersly in tow, leaves London behind for Hollywood to solve the mysteries surrounding a friend's death and winds
John Patrick
Dec 22, 2013 John Patrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always had a love for the Pulp Genera and was excited to get the chance to do a review of this book for Evil Hat Games. King Khan is based on characters and the world from Evil Hat Games award winning Spirit of the Century Role Playing Game. I have never played Spirit of the Century and I can say that even without that frame of reference King Khan stands on its own as a great Pulp Tale. It has so many great Pulp elements, A genius gorilla, a super science machine, a loose cannon cop, a ...more
Christopher Valin
Aug 16, 2014 Christopher Valin rated it it was amazing
In the interest of full disclosure, the publisher provided me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and balanced review. Having said that, I was enjoying reading it so much that I ended up paying for the Kindle version so I could read it on my electronic devices as well. When I saw that the author of the Twenty Palaces series had a new book coming out, I had to check it out. However, Evil Hat also sent me the previous book, Khan of Mars, so I read it first to get some background. I've never ...more
Aug 12, 2016 Dan rated it liked it
Shelves: signal
The plot was reasonable but the narrative style did not work for me. Too many short choppy scenes with miscellaneous point-of-view characters.

Maybe a different way to think about it is that none of the characters were interesting enough to carry the narrative. Professor Khan in particular is a good person -- well, a good ape -- but his defining character trait is that he's a persecuted minority and very conscious of his dignity. Most of the time he feels unhappy and awkward, and I think that's w
Jan 25, 2014 Ryan rated it liked it
Shelves: superheroes
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Jon Knight
Dec 22, 2013 Jon Knight rated it really liked it
Enjoyable pulp read. The flow becomes a little choppy toward the end, with very short chapters (one of which should perhaps have been in a different font), but Khan is an appealing hero and the setting and the little nods to people both fictional and real are nicely done.
Dec 02, 2013 Tyler rated it liked it
Khan is a fun character who is (thankfully) able to carry the plot of this book. don't get me wrong, I deeply enjoyed the story, but I think the last third was somewhat jumbled.
Jan 30, 2014 Don rated it liked it
Some fun adventuring around in the pulp setting. It's not my bag, thus the three stars, but it's well done and full of the usual Connolly humor and imagination.
David Blizzard
May 26, 2013 David Blizzard rated it it was ok
A nice pulp novel for the first half. The end became a confused mess with a bunch of odd nonsequitars and do-so wrap ups. The other Professor Khan novel was much better.
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Other Books in the Series

Spirit of the Century™ Presents (8 books)
  • Dinocalypse Now (Dinocalypse Trilogy, #1)
  • Beyond Dinocalypse (Dinocalypse Trilogy, #2)
  • Khan of Mars
  • Sally Slick & The Steel Syndicate
  • Stone's Throe
  • Dinocalypse Forever: Spirit of the Century Presents (Dinocalypse Trilogy Book 3)
  • The Pharaoh of Hong Kong

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