EBOOK Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series


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    read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner EBOOK Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series From May through September of 1941 Henery Kuttner published five Thunder Jim Wade novelettes in the Thrilling Wonder Stories Kuttner would go on to science fiction literary success for his many short stories and novels until passing away in 1958 The Thunder Jim Wade stories were all attributed to Charles Stoddard a house pseudonym used by

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    read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner EBOOK Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary We have another great hero pulp collection from Altus Press This short lived hero pulp series is collected completely for the first time Written by the well known sf author Henry Kuttner who married another well known sf author CL Moore these stories were published under the house name of Charles Stoddard Obviously this meant the

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    Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner read & download Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series Great pulp adventureThis was like reading a Doc Savage story but at the risk of blasphemy I think Henry Kuttner wrote better than Lester Dent It's too bad Kuttner only wrote 5 stories I would've loved to read

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    EBOOK Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary Early pulp stories by this extremely prolific writer Thunder Jim is not as good as the later fantasy and SiFi stories but still a good read Recommended

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read & download Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series

Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series review ò 103 read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary Life this classic pulp hero and shows him to be much than a knock off Includes an all new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray. Great pulp adventureThis was like reading a Doc Savage story but at the risk of blasphemy I think Henry Kuttner wrote better than Lester Dent It s too bad Kuttner only wrote 5 stories I would ve loved to read

read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry KuttnerThunder Jim Wade The Complete Series

Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series review ò 103 read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary Available for the first time the complete saga of Thunder Jim Wade Written by fantasy legend Henry Kuttner this collection reprints a. From May through September of 1941 Henery Kuttner published five Thunder Jim Wade novelettes in the Thrilling Wonder Stories Kuttner would go on to science fiction literary success for his many short stories and novels until passing away in 1958 The Thunder Jim Wade stories were all attributed to Charles Stoddard a house pseudonym used by the Thrilling Wonder editors Mostly forgotten today the stories were considered Doc Savage imitations at the time However Altus Press printed the complete set two years ago so now it s possible to read them and compareFirst of all Thunder Jim has a uniue origin he was raised in a hidden valley by descendant of an ancient Crete civilization His father an famous explorer crashed his plane in the valley while surveying the area Thunder Jim survives with the street wise pilot Miggs but he s only able to leave the valley as an adult From the Creteans he s learned he secret of making a metal alloy which makes him wealthy From Miggs he s learned all kinds of con artist games and slight of hand tricks Later he hooks up with Red Argyle and Dirk Mirat who become his assistants in all kinds of adventures From his base of operations in the south pacific Thunder Jim Wade searches the globe for villains worthy of his talentsWhat makes the series of interest is Thunder Jim s all purpose vehicle The Thunderbug The Thunderbug can fly travel across and under water or rumble over land on it s retractable treads Made of the special Cretean alloy it s just about impervious to bullets or standard explosives I can t help but wonder if Gerry Anderson read one of these stories and it all came back to him when he was planning Supercar and ThunderbirdsThere are five stories in this collection The opening story has Thunder Jim journeying back to the lost valley where he was raised to stop a band of criminals from looting the place The Hills of Gold takes place near Ira of all places The Poison People leads him to South America where a band of cut throats are attempting to loot Inca treasure from it s rightful owners The Devil s Glacier is another lost valley novelette this time with vikings Waters of Deathconcludes the series in a lost southeast Asian civilizationIt s too bad the series was canceled before it got rolling There s plenty of local atmosphere in each tale Some of them have the feel of sketches perhaps Kuttner had to shorten them for space limitations Still it s good to have all the stories back in one volume

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Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series review ò 103 read ß eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Henry Kuttner Henry Kuttner Í 3 summary Ll five adventures of Thunder Jim Wade from 1941 Long discounted as a Doc Savage clone THUNDER JIM WADE THE COMPLETE SERIES brings to. We have another great hero pulp collection from Altus Press This short lived hero pulp series is collected completely for the first time Written by the well known sf author Henry Kuttner who married another well known sf author CL Moore these stories were published under the house name of Charles Stoddard Obviously this meant the character was owned by the publisher who is now defunct so the character is apparently public domain The stories reprinted are Thunder Jim Wade The Hills of Gold The Poison People The Devil s Glacier and Waters of Death all published in 1941 in 5 successive issues of Thrilling Adventure Thunder Jim Wade is usually written off as a Doc Savage clone He was raised by a lost civilization Minos a lost colony of Crete in Africa after his explorer father died and left when another explorer found the hidden land He has various mental and physical abilities most due to his upbringing Afterwards he became a sort of roving troubleshooter operating out of a secret island in the south Pacific alerted to trouble by agents scattered around in major cities He created a uniue vehicle called the Thunderbug a combination tank submarine airplane Its built using a special alloy you ll learn about this in the first story and its hinted in a later story that the motors may be atomic He has 2 two aides Red Argyle Dirk Marat Henry Kuttner described Red Argyle as a burly giant with knarled hands and deft fingers Sort of a Monk Mayfair type Kuttner described Dirk Marat as small innocent looking chap with blond hair and black eyebrows and one great passion That was for cold steel He could handle guns but preferred to work with knives It seems that many of the other pulp heroes only had 2 sidekicksassistants Prehaps dealing with 5 or 6 was too many for some authors The first story introduces the reader to TJW tho its clear he s been operating for awhile when he has to return to the hidden land when criminal elements learn of it and invade it TJW also tells his associates about his background kind of an origin which they hadn t previously learn The second story deals with a group of criminals who try to create a jihad in the middle east as a cover to rob several banks in the area The third story deals with a hidden gold mine in the Andes taken over by a criminal with apparent Nazi connections the first real mention of the WWII and besieged by the local natives The fourth story deals with two lost cities in Alaska one of Norseman the other of Russians who left during the period of Catharine the Great A criminal is trying to stir up trouble over a chinese statue of gold The fifth is considered the best story dealing with a lost city in Burma a gold making machine and the attempt to takeover this hidden land Overall the stories aren t as good as I would have hoped Not sure the cause The length forces the author to wrap things up uickly The format of the magazine they ran in may have been part of the problem as it focuses on adventure stories so the sciencefictionalfantastical aspects are downplayed How much was the author constrained by editorial fiat Who knows There is great potential with these characters that I think wasn t fully utilized TJW is similiar to other pulp heroes a physical marvel with a mysterious past very smartinventive I was surprised by him smoking in the first story as I don t recall any other pulp hero smoking And he drinks in a few The book also has the original illustrations and reprints the 5 covers of the issues of Thrilling Adventures he appeared in on the back cover but he only appears on 2 covers in a sort of Flash Gordon type outfit

  • Paperback
  • 392
  • Thunder Jim Wade The Complete Series
  • Henry Kuttner
  • English
  • 03 August 2020
  • 9781434844965