THE EARLY LONG by Frank Belknap Long

THE EARLY LONG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of the nice things about the ""Early"" series is watching major sf writers improve. The first stories here (1920's and early '30's) are Lovecraftian exercises in somewhat overprogrammed terror; even the famous ""The Hounds of Tindalos"" and ""The Space Eaters"" aren't precisely economical of effects. By the mid-'30's one detects more panache, confidence and humor, and the last entries present much cleaner writing and more adventurous construction than those early charnel-creature and slimy-tentacle sagas. A characteristic and agreeable blend of sf, sinister intimations, and general high spirits.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1975
Publisher: Doubleday