HENRY KUTTNER SERIES:

The Ego Machine

The Ego Machine

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology--don\'t do it! After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan the Terrible? Celebrated playwright Nicholas Martin didn’t read the small print in his Hollywood options contract. Now he’s facing five years of servitude to a conceited director named Raoul St. Cyr, who’s taken a thoughtful play about Portuguese fishermen and added dancing mermaids. When it seems the plot has changed to include a robot from the future Nicholas looses all hope, but this robot may be just what he needs to win his freedom. The Ego Machine was first published in the May, 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction magazine.
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Man Drowning

Man Drowning

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A powerful and violent crime fiction novel from an iconic author and "one of the major names in science fiction" (The New York Times). Nick Banning was a man drowning in a land of far horizons, a land that had all the vigor sucked out of it ages ago by the Arizona sun. But it wasn't the blasting heat of an Arizona desert that bothered Nick—it was the heat of his own emotions, his desire for Sherry, the woman who had told him no. But Nick was winding up, faster and faster. He meant to have Sherry—or else. "[A] pomegranate writer: popping with seeds—full of ideas." —Ray Bradbury
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Where the World is Quiet

Where the World is Quiet

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Marion Zimmer Bradley is among many authors who have cited Kuttner as an influence. Her novel The Bloody Sun is dedicated to him. The life of an anthropologist is no doubt filled much of the time with the monotonous routine of carefully assembling powdery relics of ancient races and civilizations. But White\'s lone Peruvian odyssey was most unusual. Fra Rafael saw strange things, impossible things. Then there was the mystery of the seven young virginal girls of Huascan. . . .
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Earth's Last Citadel

Earth's Last Citadel

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Four WWII combatants travel to a distant and dangerous future in this novel by "two of the most revered names from [science fiction's] Golden Age" (SFReviews.net). During World War II, four bitter enemies are pulled forward a billion years in time by a master being from an alien galaxy. They arrive on a dying Earth—to Carcasilla, Earth's last citadel—where the mutated remnants of humanity are making their final stand against the monstrous creations of a fading world. Thrust in the middle of this desperate struggle for survival, the last humans must put aside their differences and stop the looming Armageddon. Praise for Henry Kuttner "One of the all-time major names in science fiction." —The New York Times "A neglected master." —Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 "Kuttner is magic." —Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket
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The Mask of Circe

The Mask of Circe

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A psychiatrist travels to a world of magic and gods in this take on "Jason and the Argonauts" from the Hugo Award–nominated author of Earth's Last Citadel. Jay Seward remembers a former life in a land of magic, gods, and goddesses—a time when he was Jason of Iolcus, sailing in the enchanted ship Argo to steal the Golden Fleece from the serpent-temples of Apollo. But one night the memories become startlingly real, as the Argo itself sails out of the spectral mists and a hauntingly beautiful voice calls: "Jason . . . come to me!" And suddenly he's on the deck of the Argo, sailing into danger and magic . . . "A fantasy in the grand tradition of Merritt and the other giants." —Arthur Leo Zagat, author of the Tomorrow series Praise for Henry Kuttner "One of the all-time major names in science fiction." —The New York Times "A neglected master." —Ray...
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Fury

Fury

Henry Kuttner

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Beneath the roiling seas and deadly atmosphere of Venus are the Keeps—fully enclosed cities and within those cities live descendants of the survivors who first harbored atomic energy to propel the spaceships that took them to Venus. In massive superstructures built beneath the Venusian seas, a complex feudal society devoted simply to decadence has evolved. Presiding over that society are Immortals—genetic throwbacks to the mutant atomic survivors. While the society is stable, the stability will only lead to its destruction, and the harsh environment outside the Keeps is malevolent and encroaching.Born into all of this is Sam Harker, son of an Immortal, the object of his father's disdain and whose mother perishes in childbirth. Sam is subjected to treatments which stunt his growth and leave him hairless, and he is exiled from the society of the Immortals and set on the tumultuous path of a rebel's life, one inspired by hatred and a desire for vengeance on the society...
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