Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Hammer of Thor

A few grandmasters make an appearance today.

Happy Ending by Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds (Fantastic Universe, September 1957)

"Sometimes the queerly shaped Venusian trees seemed to talk to him, but their voices were soft. They were loyal people."

The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin (Astounding Stories, March 1932)

"Like the Hammer of Thor was the clash of Danny O'Rourke with the mysterious giant of space."

Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison (Fantastic Universe, August 1958)

"At one time—this was before the Robot Restriction Laws—they'd even allowed them to make their own decisions...."

Grove of the Unborn by Lyn Venable (Fantastic Universe, January 1957)

"Bheel still stood on the patio, transfixed with horror. He heard the terrified cry "Dheb Tyn-Dall"—and then the vigilant Guardians got him...."

The Great Dome on Mercury by Arthur Leo Zagat (Astounding Stories, April 1932)

"Trapped in the great dome, Darl valiantly defends Earth's outpost against the bird-man of Mars and his horde of pigmy henchmen."

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