A collection of six major works by science-fiction pioneer John Russell Fearn are now available in this special omnibus edition.
The Best of John Russell Fearn Volume 1
Seven classic stories written by John Russell Fearn from science fiction’s golden age, selected from Amazing Stories, Astounding Stories, Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Weird Tales.
The Best of John Russell Fearn Volume 2
Fascinated by the scientific theories of James Jeans, and hugely influenced by the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fearn explores cosmogony, human relationships, and the dangers of meddling with science through this collection of short stories.
Waters of Eternity
Life on Mars takes a terrifying turn as Rad and his partner Invia realise that the resources of the planet have grown scarce. Forced into action, they turn to the only option they have left – a complex water compound of immense power and great danger…
War of the Scientists
When a newly-colonized Mars decides to rise up against its Earth-based predecessors, all hell breaks loose. And things go from bad to worse when they launch an atmosphere-compromising particle beam that could lead to a galactic war…
Secret of the Buried City
When Rodney Marlow purchases a new plot of land, he thinks he has struck gold. A perfect idyll, out in the countryside. But all that is about to change… As he ventures further into the cavern, Rodney uncovers something that he would never have expected: a secret city under the Earth…
The Multillionth Chance
When a freak accident during an experiment causes a mysterious girl to appear, scientists are left wondering where she came from and why they cannot understand her. She turns out to be from an ancient, astral civilisation and her materialisation is down to the magic of entropy – the multillionth chance.
Praise for John Russell Fearn
“… A pioneer of science fiction […] he was one of the Greats of the earlier ages, and his name should be there with Hugo Gernsback, John W. Campbell, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Murray Leinster, and all the others whose thoughts and works formulated today’s modern science fiction.” — John Carnell, New Worlds
John Russell Fearn was an extremely prolific and popular British writer, who began in the American pulps, then almost single-handedly drove the post-World War II boom in British publishing with a flood of science fiction, detective stories, westerns, and adventure fiction. He was so popular that one of his pseudonyms became the editor of Vargo Statten’s Science Fiction Magazine in the 1950’s. His work is noted for its vigor and wild imagination. He has always had a substantial cult following and has been popular in translation around the world.