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Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover
Published December 31st 1977 by Doubleday Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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Susan
Nov 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, humor
Reporter Joe Karns is sent to Australia to fill in for a recently retired travel editor. At the airport, he runs into Kay Clarke and others who plan to attend a science fiction convention in Melbourne. But strange things are in store for the fans during their stopover in Sydney, and Joe gets caught up in a story that his newspaper will never print, as they and a hapless guide stumble into a war between the Porovians (hairier than humans) and the Ormazdana (six-fingered giants with silver hair). ...more
Frederic
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first read this when it came out back in the '70s; saw it in the library as a new arrival -- who could resist the title? Ever since, this is what I think of whenever wombats are mentioned. This summer I decided to track it down to re-read, and happy to say it holds up really well. Definitely old-school science-fiction (or more aptly in this case, scientifiction), but fun and creative and nicely written.
Craig
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats (one of my all-time favorite titles!)is a sequel to Now You See It/Him/Them. They are fun science fiction/mystery adventures recursively set in the world of mid-'70s sf fandom, with many humorous in-jokes and references to the society of the time. This one is set in Australia, where mild-mannered protagonist reporter Joe Karnes runs into filker Kay Clarke and other friends from the previous book... lots of fun.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Science fiction with a sense of humor.
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