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by Lin Carter

The Nemesis of Evil (Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown) download ebook
ISBN:
1587150573
ISBN13:
978-1587150579
Author:
Lin Carter
Publisher:
Borgo Press (December 1, 1999)
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Pages:
220 pages
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1312 kb
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1853 kb
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Category:
Fantasy
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Rating:
4.5

Book 1 of 5 in the Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown Series. Zarkon has such a strange origin story that I won't spoil it here

Book 1 of 5 in the Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown Series. Zarkon has such a strange origin story that I won't spoil it here. He is aided by bantam-weight boxer "Scorchy" Muldoon, ex-stage magician Nick Naldina, air ace Francis "Ace" Harrigan, human computer Theopilus "Doc" Jenkins, and electrical wizard Menlo Parker.

Someone once described Lin Carter as specfic methadone - his knockoffs of Burroughs and Howard don't have the same kick, but they'll save you going cold . Other books in the series. Zarkon - Lord of the Unknown (5 books).

Someone once described Lin Carter as specfic methadone - his knockoffs of Burroughs and Howard don't have the same kick, but they'll save you going cold turkey. So it is with his Doc Savage pastiche, Zarkon. It's fun enough if you want a Doc Savage pastiche, it's just not a very good pulp adventure.

The Nemesis of Evil is a science fiction novel by Lin Carter, the first in his "Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown" series. It was reissued by Wildside Press in 1999.

Carter served in the United States Army between 1951 and 1953, after which he attended Columbia University.

Zarkon, lord of the unknown! in the Series. His fiendish foes would do anything to learn the identity of the man called Prince Zarkon, who foils their most diabolical schemes. Zarkon, lord of the unknown! in the Series.

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Book in the Zarkon - Lord of the Unknown Series). Nemesis of Evil is absolutely the best puzzle yarn book I have ever read.

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Published December 1999 by Wildside Press.

Now Prince Zarkon and his Omega Crew must meet their ultimate challenge. Used availability for Lin Carter's The Nemesis of Evil. Never before has Zarkon faced an enemy as monstrous as the creature who calls himself Lucifer whose army of satanic slaves, whose mastery of the black arts, and whose nearly infinite arsenal of infernal weapons make him the greatest threat that mankind has ever known! Lin Carter (1930-1988) was a noted American fantasy and science fiction author, anthologist, and critic who wrote over fifty novels, compiled over 25 anthologies, and authored multiple critical studies of the science fiction and fantasy genres.

A fine copy in fine dustjacket. A novel featuring Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown, and the amazing men from Omega. We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. Bookseller Inventory 26504. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown in The Nemesis. Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY. Publication Date: 1975. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged.

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Reviews:
  • Kit
I love this book, it's a great riff on Doc Savage and the Fab 5.
  • Modifyn
Zarkon Lord of the Unknown: The Nemesis of Evil by Lin Carter

This is the first of a short series of novels written in the style of the old pulp magazines by writer extraordinaire Lin Carter. The series follows the adventures of Prince Zarkon of Novenia and the Omega group.

Zarkon has such a strange origin story that I won't spoil it here. He is aided by bantam-weight boxer "Scorchy" Muldoon, ex-stage magician Nick Naldina, air ace Francis "Ace" Harrigan, human computer Theopilus "Doc" Jenkins, and electrical wizard Menlo Parker. All owe their life to Zarkon.

"Scorchy" had killed a man in the boxing ring and descended into alcoholism. Nick lost his wife and child and became a cocaine addict and thief. "Ace" had accidentally killed one of his fellow fliers, brother of his fiancé, and attempted suicide. "Doc's" mind was misunderstood and he was confined to a mental institution. And Menlo, master of electricity and martial arts had been struck by a wasting illness, and was dying. Zarkon saved them all and gave their lives a new purpose.

In this first novel, a villain called Lucifer is running a cult from Mount Shasta, a cult that deals in theft and murder. The death of one of his lieutenants, actually an undercover reporter sends his boss asking for Zarkon's help.

From the streets of Knickerbocker City to the concrete canyons of LA, to a showdown on Mount Shasta, the action and suspense builds to a climax.

I recommend this series to readers of pulp fiction, and I rate this issue five out of five.

Quoth the Raven...
  • Jake
Here is the first of a long-running series of pastiches by Lin Carter, this time of Kenneth Robeson's (Lester Dent's) Doc Savage adventures. Instead of Doc Savage, we have Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown, with his team of sidekick crime fighters: "Scorchy" Muldoon, Nick Naldini, "Ace" Harrigan, "Doc" Jenkins, and "Menlo" Parker.

The problem with writing a pastiche of Lester Dent is the same problem that you have writing a pastiche of Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, only more so. You are "writing down" to an old-fasioned pulp style, telling a story that is (even at the time of writing) forty years out of date.

_The Nemesis of Evil_ (1975), in spite of its trappings, is not really a pure fantasy. But it is comic-bookish, for those who like such things, with a Fu Manchu like villian known as Lucifer. I believe that the plot formula is a bit like the stories of Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future stories.
  • Whitebinder
ZARKON had been born a million years from now,in a strange and mysterious future world. He represented the ultimate result of a program of genetic engineering conducted by the rulers of his weird world of tomorrow to protect against the extinction of the human race. Superhuman,rather than human,he was the end result of an experiment in selective breeding conducted over thousands of generations to produse a perfect superman. Aided by his OMEGA CREW of five human sidekicks,ZARKON books are a lot like the DOC SAVAGE books only with better spelling and without DOC SAVAGE'S habit of dumping radioactive waste out of his windows so that he can follow radioactive cars or people from outside his office,and gifting cancer to hundreds of passing innocents. This book is set in August 1970,and while it is the first book in the series it is the twelfth case Zarkon has solved since he arrived in the past.
  • Lightwind
Lin Carter tries his hand at writing in the pulp genre and succeeds quite well. Prince Zarkon and his Omega Crew are quite like Doc Savage and his group so if you are interested in the latter you should enjoy this.