Category Archives: Adventure fiction

Henry Kuttner’s Thunder Jim Wade

Any time I see a book with Henry Kuttner‘s name on it, I pay attention —  Kuttner was a masterful author who wrote some true classics of science fiction and fantasy, including one of my favorite stories of all time, … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s Renshaw Fanning’s Quest

Bertram Mitford (1855-1914) could be said to have been the darker cousin to H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925).  Both authors wrote adventure novels set in the perilous wilds of Africa, but Mitford seems to have used that setting, and his own … Continue reading

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A. Merritt’s The Face in the Abyss

I’ve been continuing my reading of the works of A. Merritt (1884-1943), which began with his first serial novel The Moon Pool (1919), continued to his masterful The Metal Monster (1920) and most recently visited The Dwellers in the Mirage … Continue reading

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A. Merritt’s Dwellers in the Mirage

Abraham Merritt (1888-1943) was one of the greats of pulp fiction, although up until recently his work was largely forgotten.  Recently, two of his novels were reprinted, The Moon Pool (1919) and The Metal Monster (1920), both of which I’ve … Continue reading

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Venus series

I’ve talked a bit about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sword and planet adventures before; in particular, I’ve discussed his ‘Barsoom‘ (Mars) series briefly and did a post on the first two books on his ‘Pellucidar‘ (Hollow Earth) series.  In preparation for … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Maracot Deep

One of the fun things about my blogging is that I keep turning up relatively unknown works by famous authors which, although not on par with their classics, give fascinating insights into the authors’ views.  They’re usually quite entertaining, as … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s The Sign of the Spider

It’s hard to find out information about author Bertram Mitford (1855-1914).  Even Wikipedia doesn’t have information about him, instead redirecting to another Bertram Mitford who wrote about Japan.  He was, like H. Rider Haggard, a writer of adventure stories set … Continue reading

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H. Rider Haggard’s She

Before Indiana Jones, there was Allan Quatermain, elephant hunter and adventurer/explorer of Africa. Quatermain was the creation of H. Ridger Haggard (1856-1925), and was featured in the novels King Solomon’s Mines and Allan Quatermain. Haggard’s work was informed by his … Continue reading

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