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the man from marsI have hardly had time haven’t quite finished the novel I was reading to review, so this is going to be a short post this week.  One of the things that’s great about blogging for Amazing Stories is all the fascinating topics people blog about.  One of these topics is the history of the field, and the history of Amazing Stories in particular.

Now the history of the science fiction and fantasy field is one that’s of great interest to me.  I’ll read a biography of an author or editor or the history of a pulp magazine before I’ll read the fiction itself.  I’m not entirely sure why that is, nor do I really want to know.

But I digress.

Just out this week is the first and (as far as I know) only biography of Ray Palmer, The Man From Mars:  Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey by Fred Nadis.  I’m not going to review it yet, since I’m only in the middle of the first chapter.  I’m mentioning it for two reasons.  One to make you aware of it in case you’ve not heard of it.  The second is to give you a preview of what I’ll be reviewing next.  The novel I’ll slide back to the week after that since it’s a somewhat longer book.  I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far and would like to take my time with it.  (In case you’re wondering, it’s Fires of Nuala by Cat Kimbriel.)

I’ve not decided what I’ll review after that or if the next post will even be a review. But that’s what I’ve got planned for the next couple of weeks.

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  1. I don’t blame you for thinking that Nadis’s THE MAN FROM MARS is the only biography of Ray Palmer. But we Palmer fans have had an embarrassment of riches: another biography has also just been published, and arguably it is more deeply researched than the Nadis volume. This is Richard Toronto’s WAR OVER LEMURIA (McFarland Press).

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