Great Secret, The: An Intergalactic Tale of Madness, Obsession, and Startling Revelations
Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe. The only problem is, he’s certifiably insane—a crazed Peter Lorre on a power trip. Driven by greed and lust for power, all he cares about is reaching the ancient city of Parva—and finding The Great Secret of absolute power. But the writing’s on the walls of Parva—and you won’t believe what it says.
Bill Trevillian is as handsome as he is brave. Kip Lee is as beautifulas she is fearless. And they’re both test pilots for rival companies. Put them together and, like a young Tracy and Hepburn, sparks are boundto fly. With war raging in Europe, and both out to sell their planes tothe Allies, the competition between…
By the spring of 1938, Hubbard’s stature as a writer was wellestablished.As author and critic Robert Silverberg puts it: he hadbecome a “masterof the art of narrative.” Hubbard’s editors urged himto apply his giftfor succinct characterization, original plot, deftpacing andimaginative action to genres that were new, and essentiallyforeign, tohim—science fiction and fantasy. The rest is SciFi history.
Also includes the Science Fiction adventures, The Space Can, in which a decrepit space battleship is a civilian fleet’s only defense; The Beast, the tale of a hunter in the jungles of Venus, chasing an immoralbeast;and The Slaver, in which an alien race has enslaved the humanrace, butcan’t repress the power of human love.
“Serves as a wonderful introduction to the breadth of Hubbard’s output.” —Comic Buyers Guide
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