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Title:Chessboard Planet
Kuttner, Henry  Writing under the pseudonym: Padgett, Lewis   
(17 of 128 for author by title)
The Citadel of Darkness
Chameleon Man
Published:   1946
Publisher:Galaxy Science Fiction
Tags:science fiction

With the dramatic skill of one of science fiction’s foremost story-tellers, Lewis Padgett explores the future-the future of war and frightening mental weapons.

Chessboard Planet jumps far into the future. Robert Cameron, trained in applied psychology, finds himself being driven insane by a strange, unfathomable force. As an experienced psychometrician, he fights the terrifying hallucinations (a doorknob, for example, opens a blue eye and looks at him). He knows his job is vital. America, dug into great, shielded cavern-cities, has been at war for decades with the European Falangists, a war planned by technicians and fought by robots. Now a new Falangist weapon has appeared to break the stalemate. And it is up to Cameron to find the man to provide the solution-before his own mind collapses under the weird and terrible madness!

This book is thoroughly enjoyable, exciting reading.

First published under the title The Fairy Chessmen Astounding Science Fiction, January 1946. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:80 Info

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Henry Kuttner USA (1914 - 1958) Husband of C L Moore aka Keith Hammond, Lawrence O'Donnell, Lewis Padgett Henry Kuttner was alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C.L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940's, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight, to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every science fiction writer who succeeded him. In the early 1940's and under many pseudonyms, Kuttner and Moore published very widely through the range of the science fiction and fantasy pulp markets.--goodreads.com.

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