(#141141) TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY [and] FEAR. Hubbard.

TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY [and] FEAR. New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1951]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Two classic short novels first published in UNKNOWN in 1940. "A classic mystery story in which a skeptical anthropologist is tormented by 'demons' as he obsessively tries to figure out what happened during four hours obliterated from his memory. The revelation is unusually modest by comparison with works such as Heinlein's 'The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag,' but all the more effective by virtue of its restraint. A tour de force amply demonstrating the creative power that was extravagantly wasted in reams of pulp hackwork before discovering a more perverse vocation in the invention of Dianetics (some of whose conceptual roots can be seen in 'fear')." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-73. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-185. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-97. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 870. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 57. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 761-65. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild tanning to spine panel. (#141141).

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