Another Sunday has arrived and so it’s time for me to delve into my ever-expanding collection of Badger Books once more for something to satiate my weekend pulp SF fix. I’ve chosen another Fanthorpe penned title, partly due to the excellent cover (do Badgers have any other kind of cover?) and also because I was so intrigued by that all-important tagline on the front of the book;
“Her dream became a nightmare as she probed the alien ruins”
Now, I don’t know about you but if I was mucking about on another world probing alien ruins that are clearly enveloped in some kind of eerie yellow gas then I wouldn’t be wearing a strapless chiffon evening gown to do so. I wonder if she’s wearing kitten heels and carrying a matching clutch bag to store her astronautic accessories in? Her colleague is clearly much better prepared for probing activities as he has donned a full radiation suit complete with a welding helmet and sturdy mittens to protect him from all manner of potential atomic dangers. There’s no wonder your dream will become a nightmare if you arrive on any kind of alien world improperly attired!
I’m also a little unsure about the title of this novel and wonder if they’ve got neuron (which is a nerve cell) confused with neutron (which is a subatomic particle). There’s only one way to find out what the hell is going on and that’s to get stuck in!
Neuron World by R. L. Fanthorpe
This version was published in 1965 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited