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Tribute to The Immortals of Mercury
Posted by: Robert Gibson (IP Logged)
Date: 13 June, 2013 08:19AM
CAS deserves to be better known as a scienc fiction writer. No better depiction of myserious Mars exists, than that in the first page of 'Vulthoom'; no better portrayal of a fecund planet Venus than that in 'The Immeasurable Horror'. 'Master of the Asteroid' is also superbly atmospheric.
My favourite of all is 'The Immortals of Merury'; ackowledgement of CAS' influence is explicit in my novel 'Valeddom - Mercury Awaits', just out this month. (Other influences, both credited: Alan E Nourse's 'Brightside Crossing' and Leigh Brackett's 'Shannach - The Last.)
I hope CAS devotees will forgive me the liberty of using his term 'Dluku' for the bestial Mercurian natives. The derivation is properly credited in the narrative, and a reason given - I suggest that CAS was in touch with a dimension of truth which he perceived as fiction.
Has anyone else written sf - especially planetary rococo romance set in the solar system - inspired to any extent by CAS?

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