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Book Title: The Man of Bronze|
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The author of the book: Kenneth Robeson
Edition: Bantam Books
Date of issue: October 1964
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Format files: PDF
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Five nostalgic stars. My brother bequeathed 12 of the paperbacks to me when he left home for college. I was 9 or 10. I read them all and started collecting, in part because Doc was cooler than cool, and in part because I could score them for 50 cents a piece at Bonanza Books and Comics in my hometown. I have over a hundred on the book case now, and have probably read 40 of them (they are formulaic, so if you read too many in a row, they start running together.). I still take down one each year and forget that I'm 40+ and thick.
Great sampling of true pulp fiction. I've read other stuff from the period, and Doc towers over all of them. Also a neat glimpse of what a high-tech hero looked like 75 years ago. The language, cadence and plot development are very different. Lester Dent and the handful of other people that wrote under the Robeson name had to get their stories out in a short number of pages, so the writing tends to be much tighter than what we often suffer through today with our novels that can stop a bullet.
The series has been re-released in a more magazine-type format that gives you more of a feel for the originals.
Not sure that kids will "get" these any more, but the Harry Potter generation could do worse than making friends with Doc, Renny, Monk (my favorite, 'nuff said), Ham, Long Tom and Johnny. To borrow one of Dent's favorite words, they'll be superamalgamated.
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Read information about the authorKenneth Robeson was the house name used by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage and later The Avenger. Though most Doc Savage stories were written by the author Lester Dent, there were many others who contributed to the series, including:
William G. Bogart
Harold A. Davis
W. Ryerson Johnson
Lester Dent is usually considered to be the creator of Doc Savage. In the 1990s Philip José Farmer wrote a new Doc Savage adventure, but it was published under his own name and not by Robeson. Will Murray has since taken up the pseudonym and continued writing Doc Savage books as Robeson.
All 24 of the original stories featuring The Avenger were written by Paul Ernst, using the Robeson house name. In order to encourage sales Kenneth Robeson was credited on the cover of The Avenger magazine as "the creator of Doc Savage" even though Lester Dent had nothing to do with The Avenger series. In the 1970s, when the series was extended with 12 additional novels, Ron Goulart was hired to become Robeson.
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