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Horror Wears Blue (Zarkon - Lord of the Unknown #5)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 174 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Doubleday Books
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Timothy Boyd
Jun 18, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Nice last volume in this modern Pulp style action series. If you enjoyed the adventures of Doc Savage, The Avenger or The Shadow then you will enjoy this entertaining read. You will even see many of your favorite Pulp character make guest appearances in the story. Recommended
MB Taylor
Nov 16, 2013 MB Taylor rated it liked it
The last of Lin Carter's five Zarkon books, his take on the pulps of the 30s and 40s. The lead character, Prince Zarkon, is primarily a riff on Doc Savage. Like Doc Savage he fights fantastic crime with his five companions, complete with Scorchy and Nick (Monk and Ham analogues) who fight all the time but would die for each other.

Carter likes to drop names of various other fictional characters in this book. Making cameo appearances in the early parts of Horror wears Blue are James Bond, Sir Deni
Feb 24, 2014 Ray rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pulp-fiction
Hate to be done with this series. It was clearly a Doc Savage pastiche, but it was so much more. I loved the characters of Zarkon and his Omega Men. I loved the plotting by Lin Carter. I loved his tongue-in-cheek writing style. I loved the crossovers with pulp and other literary figures of the past. This story was another great addition to the Zarkon series, which Carter sadly did not continue. Recommended for any hero pulp fan.
Apr 21, 2014 Glen rated it really liked it
Doc Savage pastiche pits the man from the future against The Vulture, an electronics genius.

Overall, the story is entertaining, but could have used some more derring do, and more participation from the title character.

The promised next entry, The Moon Menace never appeared, too bad.
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Linwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.

Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at
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