Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Short Book Reviews
Strangers on the Heights by Manly Wade Wellman - Every once in a while I get the itch to read an old-timey pulp tale. In yet another nicely made volume from Night Shade books, I discovered a long out of print (originally from 1944) swift moving, first contact tale complete with e.s.p., teleportation, zombies, invaders from another world, a lantern jawed hero and a beautiful South American damsel. It's also got space vampires allergic to right angles, much like in Peter Watts recent Blindsight. A second short alien invasion novel, Nuisance Value (aka The Dark Destroyers) is included in this volume as well. In all, a light and breezy book that's Good Fun!