Book Review: Earth’s Last Citadel by C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner
“They were from — outside. They wore light like a garment, and to them humans were–vermin. They cleansed the earth of them.”
Classic, but not all that good science fiction. Eligible for 2019 retro Hugo Award consideration, but not up to snuff. Liberal borrowings from H. G. Wells’ Time Machine.
“How great a man this was, who could speak so coolly while death marched down upon him!”
Old fashioned, manly men who acted more than thought. Female supporting cast not well developed.
“Fighting it was like defying the lightning.”
We know now that the moon is gradually getting farther, not closer, to Earth, but the image of the moon looming large and huge tides is a good one. The hotter sun, a real trend, leads to a desiccated landscape.
“Far back in Alan’s mind, behind the helpless horror, the terrible revulsion, the more terrible taint of kinship with this being whose dreams he had known–lay one small corner of detached awareness.”
Good review. Interesting. Thanks.