BooksOfTheMoon

The Glory That Was

By L. Sprague de Camp

Rating: 2 stars

It’s the 27th century, and the world emperor has put a force wall around Greece and kidnapped people of Greek descent and taken them there, including Wiyem Flin’s wife. When he and his friend Knut Bulnes get through, they find themselves not in the 27th century, but in ancient Greece. Or do they?

Meh, this was an okay book to read over lunch but nothing particularly exciting. The characters weren’t hugely interesting, nor were they developed much, and it’s very much of its time (early 1960s) in its treatment of women. It’s a reasonably fun action adventure though.

Book details

ISBN: 9780671721169
Publisher: Baen Books
Year of publication: 1960

The Purple Pterodactyls: The Adventures of W. Wilson Newbury

By L. Sprague de Camp

Rating: 3 stars

This is a collection of short stories about W. Wilson Newbury, a banker to whom weird things keep happening. It’s mildly entertaining, but certainly not worth reading again.

Book details

ISBN: 9780441691906
Publisher: Ace
Year of publication: 1979

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