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The Heads of Cerberus

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Gertrude Barrows Bennett (1883-1948) was the first major female writer of fantasy and science fiction in the United States, publishing her stories under the pseudonym Francis Stevens. She completed school through the eighth grade then attended night school in hopes of becoming an illustrator, a goal she never achieved. She began working as a stenographer, a job she held on ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 21st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1984)
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This has to be explicably alternative history [with science fictions and speculative makings] a great character development for fiction in it’s time and drawing us in to see Philadelphia respectively like in 2118 alternatively Francis Stevens work was published between 1919-1920, cool as in cool genre eye opening brain candy from the days back when slang in English usages were norm and science fiction writers were likely new to getting attentive readers pleasing numerous audiences in the flavor ...more
This is a rarely reprinted science fiction novel of the early 20th Century about three people suddenly sent on a wild adventure.

Set in Philadelphia of the early 20th Century, Robert Drayton is a young lawyer in ethical trouble. Terry Trenmore is a big, strapping Irishman, full of muscles, but perhaps a bit lacking in brains. Viola is Terry's teenage sister. Through a busted burglary and a bit of intrigue, they are sitting at a table with a mysterious glass bottle in front of them. The sterling s
Odd to say about a fantasy/science fiction dystopia, but this is a lot of fun! Though she often tackled standard genre themes, Stevens always seemed to find a slightly different approach: Here, she creates an "if this goes on..." future world, but instead of a pro-socialism (like H.G. Wells) or anti-socialism (like Zamyatin) message, she extrapolates corruption, fear, willful ignorance and short-sightedness - which, unfortunately, seem present all along the political spectrum - and envisions a d ...more
Molly Des Jardin
This book is so badly written it's painful to read. I couldn't get more than a quarter of the way through.
Really enjoyed this. Will write at length at some point.
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Gertrude Barrows Bennett (1883–1948) was the first major female writer of fantasy and science fiction in the United States, publishing her stories under the pseudonym Francis Stevens. Bennett wrote a number of highly acclaimed fantasies between 1917 and 1923 and has been called "the woman who invented dark fantasy." Among her most famous books are Claimed (which H. P. Lovecraft called "One of the ...more
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