An aeronautical engineer by profession, De Camp conducted his undergraduate studies at the where his roommate was at one point noted scientist , and earned his degree from Caltech in 1930. Complications turn up in the form of several of Reith's old flames and an invasion of the nomadic hordes of Qaath. The Afkans are hostile to all outsiders, but are persuaded to spare their lives and release them in return for being taught how to build a super weapon a to help defend their island. This is typical DeCamp-ian thinking. Marko and Halran end up traveling together to Anglonia across the desert country of Arabistan, the former still on the trail of the fugitives, and the latter to work on his balloon. White, in which he attempts to claim sword and sorcery as equal to, or superior to, any other form of modern fiction, Lovecraft: A Biography, a study of H. On a planet vaguely resembling Earth, a young teacher is sentenced to jail for preaching anti-evolution.
The imaginative civilizations in , for example, are built upon a cultural and technological reality based on scientific formulas. Skeptics against the received dogma, known as Descensionists or Anti-Evolutionists, are more open to the spaceflight theory, which the Church views as. He contributed ten novels five as collaborations , much of it characterized by humor and dry wit. The collection included books inscribed by fellow writers, such as and , as well as de Camp himself. Text is clean and unmarked. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. The Tower of Zanid re-introduces Anthony Fallon, an English adventurer who sets out to become ruler of a kingdom.
With an eminent philosopher, Dr. Most of the story is a flashback to his unhappy life of being unpopular and bullied and lonely, with him trying to argue himself into not publishing despite this out of what remains of his conscience. Vakar is tasked with traveling the known world in search of what the gods most fear, accompanied only by his servant, Fual. There is one way I can be happy during my remaining years, and that is by the knowledge that all these bastards will get theirs someday. At the end of the story she becomes the Nymph of Nightclub Dance Floors Made of Wood From Norway Maples. Non-Fiction DeCamp wrote exte nsively on science, engin eering, history and ar chae o logy. No, wait, maybe it was the 11th.
Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Tales from Gavagan's Bar collects a series of humorous, Twilight Zone-ish modern fantasies Pratt and DeCamp wrote together in the early 1950's. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Howard, Fletcher Pratt, Clark Ashton Smith, J. Marko finds Anglonia a perplexing country.
Wellington Wells Occupation Novelist, short story author, essayist, historian Nationality American Period 1937—1996 Genre , , , , Lyon Sprague de Camp ; 27 November 1907 — 6 November 2000 , better known as L. The protagonist who is from our Earth doesn't realize this at first, he just notices that everyone seems to be walking around what he considers to be nude, so he takes his clothes off to fit in. The philosophers intend to found on Mnaenn a philosophical republic and translate and disseminate the data from the card archive of the Great Fetish for the benefit of all humanity, eventually hoping to build to travel back to Earth. Tiny tears on top and bottom of jacket cover. At the beginning of this novel, he has secured a surveying job not far from Xylar, finally achieving some level of anonymity.
Jorian tells many captivating stories before the plot reaches a surprising climax. The best known of his historical novels is. Just try to ignore the sexism; it's all too common in old-school fantasy. Science-Fiction Handbook New York: Hermitage Press, 1953 , p. Characters may be transported to these different worlds, but the magic contained within those worlds is only feasible to the extent that it coincides with the technology of the day e.
A Bright, Beautiful, Tight, clean copy. Niok, the chief city, seems populated mostly by genial criminals. Fugitive king Jorian, the wizard Karadur, and the woman Vanora have been tied up in Jorian's bedroom by a couple of other wizards. The Ancient Engineers is cited in endnote 18 of the manifesto. But it's still a fun read.
The stone, it turns out, belonged to the Pythagorean philosopher Apollonius of Tyana, to whom later generations attributed various occult powers. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, orange title and author lettering to the spine. In addition to Halran's balloon, the latest wonders are the discoveries in optics by Dama and Ryoske Chimei, two brothers from Mingkwo who have invented a and. He must learn to use and master the inflexible laws of this universe in order to survive and ultimately return home. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Since the mermaid is dolphin-based, finding the opening isn't a problem. The officials are reluctantly forced to admit that he's right. In an ironic reversal, the orthodox view, as established by the Holy Syncretic Church, holds that man evolved from the native animals of Kforri. The plan is to spirit Marko out of Lann on its first flight and then fly onward to Vien in Eropia, where Halran intends to present the balloon at a philosophical convention. The Re luctant Shaman , The Purple Ptero dactyls , Rivers of Time, Sprague DeCamp's New Anthology of Science Fiction, Scribblings , Aristotle and the Gun, and Y ears in the Making are others.
This time, instead of meeting danger at every turn, danger comes to him in the form of a coordinated siege of Iraz. His display of technological determinism in historical recreation is considered a tour de force. De Camp's pioneering of fantasy writers were many short articles and full-length studies of and , the first major independent biographies of both writers. On the 15th day of Franklin, Year of Descent 1008, in the Kralate of Vizantia Planet Kforri A young teacher, Marko Prokopiu, is convicted and jailed. A Bright, Beautiful, Tight, clean copy. For example, in the stories co-written with his longtime friend 1897—1956 , the magical premises of some bodies of and were accepted but examined and elucidated in terms of their own systems of inherent logic.