The portentous but oddly compelling tale of the sudden appearance on earth's surface of a tribe of pyrotechnical...

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THE HEPHAESTUS PLAGUE

The portentous but oddly compelling tale of the sudden appearance on earth's surface of a tribe of pyrotechnical subterranean cockroaches. Named parmitera after their discoverer -- a disturbingly uncliched mad scientist -- the beasties have an unfortunate propensity for setting fire to anything in their path. There's a substantial amount of disconcerting but apparently sound entymology and enough character to keep you reading however much you may be bugged by the cockroaches.

Pub Date: Oct. 11, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1973