What Mad Universe

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Grafton, 1949 - Science fiction - 238 pages
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Pulp SF magazine editor Keith Winton was answering a letter from a teenage fan when the first moon rocket fell back to Earth and blew him away. But where to? Greenville, New York, looked the same, but Bems (Bug-Eyed Monsters) just like the ones on the cover of Startling Stories walked the streets without attracting undue comment. And when he brought out a half-dollar coin in a drugstore, the cops wanted to shoot him on sight as an Arcturian spy. Wait a minute. Seven-foot purple moon-monsters? Earth at war with Arcturus? General Dwight D. Eisenhower in command of Venus Sector? What mad universe was this? One thing was for sure: Keith Winton had to find out fast - or he'd be good and dead, in this universe or any other.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The first Brown I read (afaik). Now I'm such a big fan that I even read his mysteries* when I get a chance to do so. He's very smart, clever without being at all pretentious. *I am *not* a fan of mysteries, intrigue, or thrillers. Read full review

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User Review  - Lyndatrue - LibraryThing

Yes, it's true. It's another book that I have two copies of. The paperback version has an introduction by Phil Klass, written a few months after Brown's death, and it's worth reading. On the other ... Read full review

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