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May 28, 2012 Manny rated it liked it
Recommends it for: C.M. Kornbluth fans
Everyone who reads Golden Age science fiction will know the sad story of Cyril Kornbluth, often claimed to be the best pulp SF writer of all time. A bizarre, eccentric figure (among other things, he never brushed his teeth, which literally turned green as a result), he churned out a phenomenal number of novels and short stories before dying of a heart attack at the tragically young age of 34. Much of what he wrote is, of course, unremarkable, but a surprising amount is good. In particular, if yo ...more
This book is written by Cyril Kornbluth under a pseudonym. It is a very well done little book set in 16th Century Scotland. Valerie is a well drawn and interesting character, and Kornbluth does a very good job of making the story fresh and including many interesting historical details and in having characters that do not have stereotypical beliefs for the time period. If you are interested in Witches and Witchcraft, and Witchfinders, and the moral implications of Witch Hunts, than you'll find mu ...more