CAPTAIN PROTON: DEFENDER OF THE EARTH [DW 'PROF' SMITH]
[Review by Nic Mayer]
Captain Proton meets two of the elder races in the galaxy when his secretary
Miss Goodhart is kidnapped. Ace reporter Buster Kincaid attempts to rescue
Captain Proton, and Miss Goodhart is reduced in size by balloon-type creatures.
The book is written like an old comic, with the three stories in, each of which
are seen from the point of view of a different character. There are letters,
including one from Benny Russell. The most interesting are the sections on what
life will be like in the year 2000, both on Earth and on Mercury. The stories
aren't Shakespeare, but then they're not supposed to be. Taken with a pinch of
salt, and a recollection of what people thought the future might turn out to be
back in the mid 1900's, the book is very good.
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