Last week (here in fact), I mentioned the sense of calm and serenity in the unsubscriber home on a Sunday when flipping through the pages of a good book by The Reverend or one of his many collaborators.
Today I have turned my attention to the following book; The Last Astronaut by Pel Torro which was the pseudonym used by Fanthorpe and another staff writer Harry O. Mansfield.
The cover on this one is just wonderful – a vengeful spaceman (complete with glass domed helmet and requisite baddies’ pointed beard) looks down on an average small town at twilight. But why, could that be the sleepy town where you live?
The tagline on the front of the book reads;
“He had come across a thousand galaxies, the last of the spacemen.”
Makes you shudder with anticipation of the thoughts of terrible revenge he could wreak against puny makind and the trail of devastation he would surely leave in his wake. I’ll leave it up to you to keep you guessing what ultimately occurs dear readers but one thing is for sure, The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe will always take you on a bumpy ride!
The Last Astronaut by Pel Torro
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is H. Fox