THE WEIGHER OF SOULS AND THE EARTH DWELLERS by Andre Maurois

THE WEIGHER OF SOULS AND THE EARTH DWELLERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Long unavailable, these science fiction tales, by a master story-teller, are presented together for the first time. The Weigher of Souls seems to be a record of actual events, partially owing to the fact that here Maurois deals with an unscientific problem-- the possibility of immortality-- in a scientific manner. The reader has a weird sense that Dr. James is real, and that his experiments occurred. The second story, which is a series of events, concluding with notes from the journal of a Uranian who ""spies"" on earth-dwellers, is less successful. Maurois' tales here are intriguing; when he makes use of artificial mechanisms, he describes them so brilliantly that the reader is not aware of their artificiality. Unusual reading, and an unusual doctor to encounter.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1963
Publisher: Macmillan