New Lester Dent Novel Found

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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8 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Can't say i'm particularly thrilled by the thought of a new Lester Dent novel.Or a Harry Whittington.Or a Michael Avallone.Or a Peter Leslie…

  2. Keith R.A. DeCandido says:

    Uhm, this isn't the first new Zelazny novel in 15 years. His completion of one of Alfred Bester's unifinished manuscripts, Psychoshop, was published by Vintage only 10 years ago, in June 1998. I know because it was part of the reissuing of some of Bester's work that I edited (which also included reissues of The Stars My Destinationand The Demolished Man, and a short-story collection called Virtual Unrealities) published by Vintage in the late 1990s.

    • mike weber says:

      OTOH, it is the first all-Zelazney, right?

      • Keith R.A. DeCandido says:

        In 15 years? Seems unlikely, since Zelazny was still alive 15 years ago.I'm not sure specifically — I only know about Psychoshop because I edited it…..

        • mike weber says:

          you're right. My younger brother and RZ got to be pretty good friends in Zelazny's later years – i remember his story of watching "Damnation Alley" together late one night – and they met when Zelazny complimented Dave on "Path of the Fury" as they were autographing at a con in Virginia…

  3. Dave says:

    The cover for The First Quarry looks like it was heavily inspired by a Frank Frazetta drawing.

    • mike weber says:

      Actually, it looks like a standard Gold Medal or Signet paperback from the 1960s/1970s

      • Dave says:

        Well, I have a picture in one of my books which looks almost exactly like this cover. Perhaps his drawing was a homage to those paperback covers.