I picked this book up almost soley because of the author L Sprague de Camp is one of the inspirational authors for Dungeons and Dragons, and I ve been trying to read at last some of the various authors who influenced the game.The cover strongly suggests that this is a fantasy novel It s not It s actually a sci fi story set primarily upon a planet that hasn t developed much beyond the Renaissance It has however been influenced by contact with aliens The dinosaur on the cover Alien Guy with pointed ears, green hair, and antennae Human, disguised as native Because of this it took me a little bit to get into the story It also didn t help that the titular Zei doesn t actually show up until the middle of the book.Aside from that, it was a fairly good story, and the characters were really well developed. my copy is called The floating Continent but is described as the second volume in the famous Krishna series Not the best LSdC book I ve read, but still entertaining, and I ve been a sucker for planetary adventure since high school when I read ERB s Mars books I did like the little business of the hero being disappointed as not being able to marry the heroine since he wants children and she s supposedly a Krishnan and thus oviparous she eventually turns out to be human in disguise I read the Owlswick Press George Scithers edition that s been kicking around the house since we bought it at a library sale years ago the Edd Cartier pencil illos are very fine, and Freas colorized Cartier for the cover works well. I read this under the alternative title The Floating Continent Excellent book Ne abbiamo parlato sul blog nell articolo sul planetary romance Dirk Barnevelt Knew He Wasn T A Hero, But Somebody Had To Find The Explorer Who D Vanished On The Low Tech Planet, Krisha And To Do That, Somebody Had To Single Handedly Rescue A Beautiful Princess From Bloodthirsty Pirates And To Do That, Somebody Had To Lead The Fleet Against An Impregnable Fortress, While Fending Off A Superior Navy And Whoever Managed All That Was Going To Be A Hero Whether He Knew It Or Not
Lyman R Lyon was an American science fiction and fantasy author and biographer In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday of science fiction, from the late 1930 s through the late 1940 s.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 276 pages
- The Hand of Zei (Krishna, Book 2)
- L. Sprague de Camp
- 15 June 2019 L. Sprague de Camp