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Short Reviews – Lorelei of the Red Mist, Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury

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Lorelei of the Red Mist by Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury first appeared in the Summer 1946 issue of Planet Stories.  The version reviewed was the 1953 reprint in the Fall issue of Tops in Science Fiction featuring art and illustrations by Frank Kelly Freas.


I am very disheartened to find that Tops in Science Fiction only lasted for two issues.  It was originally conceived as something like a “Best of Planet Stories” as a way for Love Romances Publishing to repackage older 1940s sci-fi with some new artwork.  It’s hard to say what might have been from this short lived title, but the contents and artwork, particularly Frank Kelly Freas’ contributions, were top notch.

I’ll probably get around to talking about everything in this issue (except for Robert Abernathy’s Saboteur of Space; after the previous 4 stories of alien queens, space grifters, Neptunian lizard Nazis, and body snatching…

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