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The Valley of Creation

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In that hidden valley, land of strangely forbidding beauty, Eric Nelson, soldier of fortune, faced a battle against beings that seemed to be both more and less than human.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Wildside Press (first published 1948)
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In the tradition of Lost Horizon (and other tales of lost lands, islands, or peoples), adventurers head into unknown mountains. These adventurers are escaping mercenaries in need of a new employer. They are lured by loot. Before his hurried departure, Eric Nelson had been drinking too much and had experienced some strange things. The ancient civilization that he and his companions were about to encounter would be even stranger.

Hamilton was obviously inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but he was e
Julia Hughes
Sep 30, 2011 Julia Hughes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, fantasy
A strange little book, and a compelling story. The author imagines that there is a 'valley of creation' where intelligent life was created eons ago. This self-awareness was given to horses, wolves, eagles and one other - apes. As millenium passed, apes moved upwards and onwards and the Valley of Creation became merely a legend.

I read this book years ago, and was thrilled to discover it on the river, regarded as a 'sci-fi' classic. Eric Nelson is a disillusioned mercenary who accepts an assignme
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Why it is essentially bad to be different? What is really wrong and what is really right? Can mistakes be corrected even at the last moment? Have you ever taken the seat of all those you mock and reject?
Great anti-racism book camouflaged in a fast-paced adventure in a semi-fantasy world full of realistic details! Good choice!
Scott Golden
Entertaining expansion of a golden-age science fiction story into an action-packed novel. Not the greatest writing in the world, but great fun.
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Edmond Moore Hamilton was a popular author of science fiction stories and novels throughout the mid-twentieth century. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania. Something of a child prodigy, he graduated high school and started college (Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania) at the age of 14--but washed out at 17. He was the Golden Age writer ...more
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