All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $37.99Trending at AU $75.20
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $72.08
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $71.02
- AU $100.89Trending at AU $103.83
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $81.26
- AU $57.95Trending at AU $58.87
- AU $99.99Trending at AU $112.98
About this product
- Description<i>Life</i> magazine described the Shaver Mystery as the most celebrated rumpus that rocked the science fiction world. Its creators said it was a new wave in science fiction. Critics called it dangerous nsense and labeled its fans the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver Mystery was, it became a worldwide sensation between 1945 and 1948, one of the greatest controversies to hit the science fiction genre. Today these stories of the remnants of a sinister ancient civilization living in caverns under the Earth are an all but forgotten sidebar to the historical record. The Shaver Mystery began as a series of science fiction yarns in <i>Amazing Stories</i> nearly 70 years ago. The men behind it, Ray Palmer and Richard Shaver, were derided and seldom understood by a fandom that did its best to sweep them under the carpet of history. Though Ray Palmer was one of the earliest and biggest names in SF fandom, credited with many firsts in his field, his fannish brethren have roundly igred him, thanks to the Shaver Mystery. What is the truth behind these men and their mystery ? This is the question writers and editors that promoted the Shaver Mystery try to answer as they reveal the behind-the-scenes story of the phemen kwn as Shaverism.
- Author Biography<strong>Richard Toronto</strong> is a journalist, former newspaper reporter and the editor of Shavertron.com, an E-zine dedicated to the Shaver Mystery, Ray Palmer and Richard S. Shaver. He lives in Vallejo, California.
- Author(s)Richard Toronto
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight476 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine20 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.