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Ebook The Metal Monster by Abraham Grace Merritt read! Book Title: The Metal Monster
The size of the: 9.59 MB
Edition: Hard Press
Date of issue: November 3rd 2006
ISBN: 1406955353
ISBN 13: 9781406955354
The author of the book: Abraham Grace Merritt
Language: English
Format files: PDF

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"THE SUPREME FANTASY GENIUS!" That's how The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy hails A. Merritt, author of The Lightning Witch. Isaac Asimov simply describes him as, "The most famous of fantasy writers." In this visionary writers controversial magnum opus, a small band of explorers--including the famed Dr. Goodwin, Ruth Ventnor, her brother Martin, and the scientific adventurer Alvin Drake--finds itself face to face with a sentient, collective intelligence composed of billions of living geometric metallic forms! Spawn of an alien race that moves among the stars, seeding their kind on likely planets, the metal being intends to replace all biological lifeforms on Earth. Between it and humanity, between it and the group of adventurers that have inadvertently stumbled into its lair, stands only Norhala, the lightning witch, a mysterious, unearthly woman of incredible beauty and power, who seems at once the metal intelligence's handmaiden, keeper, and secret enemy. In the Lightning Witch, writes Sam Moskowitz, Merritt "pulled out all the stops," creating a rare masterpiece with "inspired cosmic passages in which the author envisions a world of metal intelligences?" Hugo Award winning SF historian Alexei Panshin, writes that, "The farthest reaches of Merritt's vision of mystery simultaneously scientific and spiritual are to be found in [The Lightning Witch]. "with a direct testimonial to the ubiquity of mystery." See for yourself why The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy says, "The othersness and mystery that Merritt expressed has seldom been conveyed in SF with such an emotional charge." (Also published as The Metal Monster. Cover: Virgil Finlay 1940

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Ebook The Metal Monster read Online! Abraham Grace Merritt, wrote under the name of A.Merritt, born in New Jersey, moved as a child to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1894, began studying law and than switched to journalism . Later a very popular writer, starting in 1919, of the teens , twenties and thirties, horror and fantasy, genres. King of the purple prose, most famous, The Moon Pool, a south seas, lost island civilization, hidden underground and The Ship of Ishtar, an Arabian Nights, type fable, and six other novels and short stories collections ( he had written , at first, just for fun ).Nobody could do that variety, better, sold millions of books in his career. The bright man, became editor of the most successful magazine during the Depression, The American Weekly , with a fabulous $100,000, in salary. A great traveler, in search of unusual items, he collected. His private library of 5,000 volumes, had many of the occult macabre kind .Yet this talented author is now largely been forgotten.

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