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The Moon Pool

by A. Merritt

Cover artist: Art Suzaman

Publisher: Avon

Pub year: 1956

Cover price: 35¢


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The ultimate in science fiction — "Extraordinary Imagination ... Fascinating Romance" — New York Times

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America's greatest newspaper sums it up —

From the New York Times:

"Fantasy, romance, adventure; something of mystery, something of the supernatural; a weaving together of ancient legends with the scientific knowledge of the present day;

"And side by side with these, yet far above and mastering them, the power of human love and willing self-sacrifice; the whole held together by a shimmering, glittering web of imagination —

"Such, insofar as words of ours can briefly describe it, is this fascinating romance of THE MOON POOL."

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New Worlds of Science-Fiction and Romance

Into a lost land of incredible marvels, spine-tingling witchcraft, horrifying monster-men and tantalizing witch-women, came four adventurers —

But between them and their conflicting goals stood a mystery as old as the stars (and as terrible as the Inferno), the maddening, radiant, evil enigma of "The Shining One."

"Fantastic in the extreme ... [but] so skillfully told ... so plausible ... so true to life that the reader is reluctant to put it down until the last page is turned."
— Springfield Republican