These two books are part of the old Ace Doubles. Read one book and flip it over for a second novel. Each had it’s own cover and the stories were short and fun reads. Ace used the same thing on westerns and mystery novels as well. These particular two were published in 1959. James Reasoner posted on the tales HERE and HERE. Check his reviews out.
Edmond Hamilton has been a favorite of mine since a young age. I think I have all the Captain Future novels that were reprinted in paperback editions. He wrote most of them and I know Manly Wade Wellman wrote one.
My favorite by Hamilton, though, has to be THE CITY AT WORLD’S END. I read very few books more than once and even less more than twice. This is one of those that I do and I blogged about it HERE.
I’ve read others of his work, but these are the ones that stand out in my mind.
It was a revelation to me that Ivar Jorgenson, at least in this case, was Robert Silverberg. He was another early favorite. I think I’m not alone in liking his earlier, shorter novels than his most recent productivity. I have a lot of them, just never seeming to get around to them. It may be a failing of mine, but one of hie earliest works(I’ve been informed it wasn’t his first as I believed at the time of the post), THE 13TH IMMORTAL, is HERE.
I really liked this one, as I did STARHAVEN. Thanks to James for posting on both of these books.
I enjoyed them.