An omnium gatherum takes in a few old favorites as well as a handsome representation of newer talent, reduces the unnatural...

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TERROR IN THE MODERN VEIN

An omnium gatherum takes in a few old favorites as well as a handsome representation of newer talent, reduces the unnatural and the supernatural to common experience and makes uncommonly frightening entertainment thereof. H. G. Wells' classic Croquet Player who contends with the presence of fear; Franz Kafka's The Burrow in which a man creates his sanctuary from the world; H. P. Lovecraft, and a not too mad Russian's utopia, are among the forefathers of this type of fiction- which is carried on notably by Robert Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Jr., Robert Sheckley and Ray Bradbury, A. E. Coppard and Richard Matheson. Diversified diversion.

Pub Date: April 4, 1955

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Publisher: Hanover House

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1955