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The Great Fog and Other Weird Tales, by H.F. Heard (Paperback)

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The Great Fog and Other Weird Tales, by H.F. Heard (Paperback)

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Henry Fitzgerald Heard (1889-1971), commonly called Gerald Heard, wasan historian, science writer, educator, and philosopher. He wrote manyarticles and authored over 35 books. The Great Fog collects some of his greatest tales.

Cover copy from the 1944 Vanguard edition:
"The Great Fog is literaryadrenalin for the jaded reader of the macabre. Mr. Heard is a master ofcapturing the split second when the usual becomes the unusual, when the ordinarybecomes the mysterious. His murderers are not killers but astute men ofingenuity, his dreamers are men of unknown countries -- and the cats -- well, noteven these inscrutable creatures are safe from his malevolent pen."

Timemagazine:
"Heard is a masterly exponent of the Doylian detective story andthe Wellsian, pseudoscientific fantasy. He makes the flesh creep...theconscience crawl."

Orville Prescott's review in The New York Times:
"Mr. Heard has combined vast and curious learning with a strange andwonderful imagination. The result is a volume that should interest enthusiastsof the macabre and of scientific fantasy. His tales have an overwhelming effect.He is always original in both manner and matter."

Christopher Morley in The Book-of-the-Month-Club News:
"Mr. Heard has brilliantly carried into testtubes the scientific fantasy invented by Poe and developed by H. G. Wells. Heranges botany, meteorology, psychology, all the 'ologies, for his plots; on thedark side of science he finds the golden bough of magic fiction. Nothing is sorare as a collection of really intelligent short stories. It is a form ofwriting that has long been corrupted by its easy salability...This (to my ownspecial taste) belongs with the best."

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