Maureen O’Brien of the Maria Lectrix podcast, has finished up a very cool sounding novel called Brain Twister. The author, Mark Phillips, “marries SF adventure with slapstick comedy” in what ended up being a Hugo Award nominated novel (it lost to Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.
“Hmmmm…. Mark Phillips? Who’s that?” you ask.
Well, Mark Phillips was the pseudonym used for SF collaborations between Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. As Mark Phillips, Garrett and Janifer produced three SF novels featuring FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone. The stories originally appeared in slightly shorter versions in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, edited by John W. Campbell, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In fact, the first novel, Brain Twister (AKA That Sweet Little Old Lady) made the cover of the September 1959 issue (pictured above) and had several wonderful internal illustrations too HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE (all of the pics and the text can be found at Project Gutneberg HERE). Have a listen after you have a look…
By Mark Phillips; Read by Maureen O’Brien
13 MP3 Files – Approx. 5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Agent Malone, FBI, is charged with investigating leaks in a secret government program. For assistance, he recruits a powerful psi from a mental institution who believes she is Queen Elizabeth I of England. The problem is, she may be right.
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Posted by Jesse Willis